Sunday, March 1, 2009

Dueling Details - BWOF 08-08-129 Revisited

At first, I wasn't happy with the way the blouse turned out. The changes I made to the sleeve didn't really help the look of the blouse. The length, the tucked sleeve cap and the man-tailored cuff and placket resulted in a very confused blouse. When I finished the pants, I took another look at the blouse as it related to the complete outfit. I decided to shorten it and remove one of the dueling details. Now, I have a shirt with pintucks on the sleeve; not an extra-long blouse with pintucks and strange sleeves that don't look quite right.

What have I learned? I am not a designer. I learned to respect the designer's original concept. I put a hard, tailored feature on a soft, feminine blouse. Yuck! In the future, my design changes will not be in opposition to the original concept.

6 comments:

  1. I like the shorter length. Don't be afraid to change a pattern. We don't always get it right, but look what you learned not to do next time. You know the designers get it wrong too. Those are the things that wind up at Ross or Marshall's at the end of the season.

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  2. I like the shorter length too.
    But playing with patterns can be so much fun, and often results in stunning garments...you've got good style "instincts"...trust them.

    Pam ~Off The Cuff~

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  3. I think your blouse is just right. I like the sleeves and the whole look. Only you will know you had to change your original plan! Added your blog to my list of links...great reading!

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  4. Well, you never know until you try! I do like the shorter length and I'm glad you kept the pintucks.

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  5. I'm glad that you have a blouse you like now!

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  6. I like the shorter version better. The outfit looks well balanced

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