Monday, January 28, 2013

January Design, Part Two

Goal #1 from my 13 in 2013 list: 
Design something new every week in January (for Spring), March (for Summer), June (for Fall), and September (for Winter). 

Design #2 (week of Jan 6-12)
(Confession: I actually designed and sketched this a few weeks ago.)

Frilly Blouse/Sweater with waist tie

 I love wearing shirts which emphasize the natural waistline for 3 reasons:

1. Convenience: with something tied or fitted to my waist and loose at my hips, it doesn't move much when I sit down or stand up. As a woman with a long torso, I usually have to adjust my shirt when I stand up, but not with a shirt like this!

2. Comfort: When I don't need to adjust the length of the shirt, it fits properly all over. If it's long enough to reach my hips, I don't have to make it stretch around my shoulders and bust. Yay!

3. Attractiveness: Every women's figure looks good with an emphasized waistline! While I dress (and create clothing) modestly, I do like to look good and flatter my figure. Who doesn't?

This top is moderately fitted at the natural waistline, and has a waist tie for further emphasis (and cuteness!).

The frills/lace/ruffles down the middle add a feminine touch, while the higher neckline establishes professionalism.

As a cotton blouse, the sleeves are 3/4-length, perhaps with small cuffs, and the ruffles are of cotton or lace.
As a knit sweater, the sleeves are wrist length, possibly with a rolled cuff, and ruffles are of the same material.


  1. I like it - would look cute with a little peplum (to hide my fat tummy)

  2. can't wait to see the finished product....ooh, would be nice in spring colors!

  3. I am so glad that you keep on designing. Always follow your dreams.


  4. I got a jump on the BlogBlitz 'cuz I saw this on facebook. I am proud of you for hammering away at your craft. One day we'll see your creations in NY's Fashion Week.

  5. I wish I had this talent, but, alas, I don't, so I will enjoy your process! Nice design!!

  6. Beautiful design! I just discovered your shop. You are very talented!

  7. Would love to see the finished product in Spring colors!

  8. IT looks very pretty but I am sure I am allergic to peplums..

  9. I am so amazed how someone can sketch, then construct a piece of clothes.

  10. The design looks so feminine and pretty!


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