My Taffy blouse

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I completed my Taffy blouse today at 4:00 pm, talk about a procrastinator! In fact, I didn't even cut out my fabric until today. I made a muslin a couple of weeks ago and it was a nightmare because I used really slippery fabric and had trouble cutting it. My cuts were so far off that the shirt wouldn't even stay on my shoulders when I sewed it up. It was a depressing muslin, but I am so happy that my final shirt turned out well.


The neckline is still a little wider than I like, but it is still wearable. In fact, I wore it today :) Random, but don't you love it when complete strangers compliment you on something you have made? It happened to me today when I went to the Coach store and it made me happy.


This was my first time sewing with silk and it was definitely a change and a challenge for me. I made sure to use spray stabilizer, a rotary cutter and pattern weights to cut out the fabric, a new needle, and sharp pins. 

What I love about this sew along is that I am really getting out of my comfort zone and learning new things, like French seams. If you told me last year that I would be sewing French seams I would have asked if you were drunk! My sewing projects are far from perfect, but I am so happy to be learning.


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Schedule for sewing the Taffy shirt designed by Colette Patterns.
April 13th - Marvelous Muslins
April 20th - Guest post by Meg the Grand
April 30 - Taffy Parade


24 comments :

  1. Yay!! It looks really cute on you :) Great fabric choice!

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    1. Thank you! And thank you for hanging out with me!

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  2. This looks totes adorable! Well done on the last minute epic win :D

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    1. Thank you! But I don't know if it's a win :(

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  3. Its super cute!! I love the tiny dot print!!

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  4. How cute! I love the soft pink with the black bias binding. Has a very retro feel about it.

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  5. it looks wonderful on you! but i wonder... perhaps your cuts and my non-muslining aren't the issue on the neckline... we both came out with waaaaaay wide necklines. yours looks good on, are you having any off the shoulder troubles?

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    1. It definitely falls off the shoulders when I am sitting. I have to keep adjusting it, so I am not sure how much wear it will get.

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  6. it looks so lovely! I love the contrast bias trim - very very fun :) Well done on the French seams!

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    1. Thanks, Meg! You have inspired me to keep using them :)

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  7. Yours is cute! And here I was thinking I wouldn't make this one (I have been sewing projects from the Colette Sewing Handbook as well), but I think you just convinced me!

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    1. Aww you're sweet! Let me see yours when you are done!

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  8. Soooo beautiful! It suits you ;) It's a gorgeous fabric and color, and I am not at all surprised you were complimented on it! Well done, Lady!

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  9. Really pretty! You look too cute!

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  10. don't feel bad, I'm still not done mine yet... it's sitting there in the same half-finished state it was in a week and a half ago... bad me!! LOL

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  11. And yours is so pretty and looks lovely on, btw ;)

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  12. Oh, it's so darling! Looks like you double-layered the sleeves? Maybe that's just how it looks on the dress form... either way, I really like your Taffy confection :) Mine will be late :(

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    1. Oh, and I concur with Oona... my muslin was ridiculously wide at the neckline, so I had to pinch out the pattern for the final version. Which is essentially what Oona did to hers, only in the fabric. I think the pattern is just wide :)

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  13. So very pretty!! I love the teeny polka dots with the black bias binding. :)

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  14. Really pretty, yay!
    Also, yes, I think the pattern's shoulders are just naturally wide. I had the exact same problem as everyone else!
    Hmm... did I mention your Taffy is super cute? :)

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