Lots and lots of bits of fabric and thread all over the floor.
My kitchen table hasn't been eaten on in several weeks. LOL
The construction of this blouse went a little faster since I have made the basic shell portion previously. (See my previous post about this pattern.) The only difference on this one is that instead of lining it, I used the neckline facing. Since I wasn't adding a lining I did serge the edges of this blouse as well. Most of the pieces and seams I serged after construction. But for the sleeves I decided to serge the edges before I attached them since I was adding piping to the edges of the sleeve, and because it is a tulip sleeve which meant I would not have access to all seams after attaching them.
By sewing it in this way I ended up with what I felt is a more finished look to the sleeve.
This is prior to stitching, piping pinned in place, to show the effect I was going for.
This is after stitching showing how close the stitching is and the finished look.
This is me picking out the seam after I tried attaching it in a different manner and not liking the finished look.
The lapped petals creating the exaggerated tulip. So cute!
You can see the stitch in the ditch form the underside, but it completely disappears on the top.
Finished top out to lunch.
Aren't these sleeves fun?