Ah, chiffon. Such a light, ethereal, lovely fabric… and a total pain in the rear to sew. Nevertheless, when I saw these big irregular black and ivory dots, I knew I had to make a Jasmine for my challenge.
I really like the way a gathered sleeve looks in a sheer fabric. But of course sheers require some special attention, especially finishing the seam allowances since they show through. For this blouse, I did French seams throughout, except for the armholes, which are too curved for a French seam. Instead, I bound those seams with bias binding. Oh, and I omitted the facing pieces and used bias tape for facing the neckline, which is easy and looks awesome.
But enough about the blouse. Check out my new hat! This is what happens when you accompany your husband to the Goorin Bros shop after watching Breakfast at Tiffany’s the day before. You fall in love with a big, dramatic hat. Even though what you really need is a simple black cloche.