My Mother was a knowledgeable, technique driven sewing teacher when it came to her oldest daughter. She held every project up to the highest expectations. Many a seam would be ripped out if it didn’t meet approval. I was that daughter. She always wanted my garments to be the best I could sew and always said, “and don’t forget that the inside needs to look as good as the outside".
I inherited her patterns. Sometimes I go through them just to look.
My green Asian blouse was created from one of these patterns. Pictured is the blouse and pattern. I kept the neckline, which I thought was wonderful. The sleeves are the same. However, I recut the bodice into a blouse shape, added darts around and am very happy with the results.
The material showed a tendency to fray. So remembering Mom’s words, I bound all my interior seams, for a very finished look.
Happy sewing and always take a re-look at those old patterns. You never know what inspirations you will find.