Before all, my thanks to all of you for the nice comments! You guys are great!
Como no meu último post estava já mais que passada a minha hora de dormir, não mostrei alguns dos detalhes que merecem ser vistos nesta blusa. Em relação às fotos, algumas ficaram ligeiramente tremidas porque a minha bateria estava baixa e a partir de determinada altura só consegui tirar fotos sem flash.
When I was writing my last post, I was way past my bed time and so I skipped some important details on this blouse. Again, forgive me for the blurriness on some pictures; this time my battery was low and I couldn't use the flash on the last few photos.
A beira da vista da frente foi acabada com a corta-e-cose, virada para dentro e pespontada com a linha pérola; depois de aplicar a vista, a beira foi cosida à costura da frente (a que tem as flores do lado direito) com uns pontos à mão soltos:
This is the finishing of the facing on the shoulder area (it is stitched to the shoulder SA only):
Another detail is the finishing of the collar on the back neckline; see the wrong side in the picture: the SAs were trimmed and clipped, then pressed to the inside of the collar; the final seam was handstitched. I used a different approach for the red organza blouse (I used a folded bias organza tape to finish the raw edge, instead).
Para aplicar a gola usei o mesmo método que descrevi no casaco Orwell aqui e aqui; como as golas da camisa são semelhantes às de um fato, pude usar o mesmo método sem problemas.
Podem ver alguns detalhes da gola e das lapelas:
Here are some details for the collar and lapels:
I used pre-folded organza bias tape for finishing the armhole raw edges; this is 100% silk organza folded bias tape and the only place I could find it on sale was in my favorite local notions store. They have it only in white and ivory so if someone knows where I can order/buy other colors for this kind of tape, please let me know. I tried to order more colors from my local notions store and I didn't get any feedback from them. I know for a fact that they get it from a Spanish supplier though.
Still on the subject of buttonhole placement, I found out that my first assumption (that the buttonholes were incorrectly marked) was wrong; I came into this conclusion because when I tried the blouse on (before sewing the buttonholes) if the CF was the vertical line on the pattern, the blouse would be too tight on the chest; so I moved the buttonholes to their original position and concluded that the CF line WAS NOT the vertical line on the pattern (identified there clearly as the center front); the SF line is somewhere between this line and the edge; I confirmed this with my tape measure, of course, and the buttons were placed on this line and not on the marked vertical line on the pattern.
Tenho que vos mostrar estes brincos que uso com a blusa; são de madrepérola:
I have to show you these mother of pearl earrings:
Finally, another way to tie the blouse: