Two weeks ago I made my first blouse at the Raglan Sleeve Top class at The Needle Shop. It’s a bit boxy and not quite what I was expecting, but I learned some useful things in the class and am looking forward to tackling my next blouse. Besides, it’s not too bad if I throw a cardigan over it.
(My minions were a little confused by my mini photo shoot and kept siting at my feet in the hopes of getting treats.)
The main thing I don’t like about the raglan sleeve top is the sleeve length, because it seems to compound the boxiness. I feel like it would look a little more flattering if the sleeves were a bit shorter, since in theory it would give the blouse a little more of a silhouette.
It’s hard to tell without actually shortening the sleeves, but here’s a picture with the sleeves rolled up a bit:
Still not great, but a little better. I may end up shortening the sleeves and/or trying it out tucked into a high waisted skirt. Otherwise, I know a cardigan will make it wearable for sure!
Nick convinced me to go with a “safe” fabric choice for my first blouse, so that I might actually wear it (I have a track record of making things for myself and then giving them away because I don’t like them). The black fabric with white hash marks seemed safe enough and goes well with various things in my wardrobe.
Hmmm, decisions, decisions…