Draped Blouse - Paco Peralta
Armhole Finishing and Side Seams
The only two things to finish the top are the armhole finishes and the side seams. The armholes are much easier to finish before sewing the side seams, so I've cut and pressed bias strips to bind the armholes. The binding and top are placed right sides together and stitched, trimmed and the binding is pressed to the inside.
At this point, you can proceed one of two ways. You can finish the binding by stitching it down and then stitching the side seams or you can stitch the side seams and then finish the binding. It really doesn't matter, it just depends on how you like the insides of your garment to look. I chose to sew the side seam first, and then finish the binding. I like finishing the armhole this way because the binding helps to keep the side seam's seam allowances in place without having to hand tack them in place.
That's it! All done.
Here it is, worn with the brown Paco Peralta wrap skirt and a RTW jacket.
Parting Shot: Posing. Kiwi was happy to see me come home again, so she was stretching and then just looking at me, as if she was posing for the camera.