I have to honest, I've always been a bit envious of those that seem to be able to whip up garments in a day (or a matter of hours!). I've never been able to do that. I could probably whip up a circle skirt relatively quickly in a day if I wanted to (or desperately needed to), but because I like to take regular breaks and my time is limited, my garments are usually made up over a few sewing sessions.
Having said that, I was really quite proud of myself when I made this blouse from start to finish on Boxing day afternoon last year. This is number 2 on my sewing list now complete.
The blouse was really very simple and quick to make up. I made a number of changes in the pattern, the major one of which involved taking out quite a lot of fullness from the bust area before tracing my pattern ready to use and drafting a longer (and more shapely) waist/hip design.
You can't really tell because of the fabric, but the little front button detail is very sweet and makes the blouse look a tad more difficult that it actually is. In fact, my button isn't actually even a working button (though the pattern does call for an actual button hole in the instructions). The small v-neck is just big enough to make this a 'pull over' blouse with no zips or closures.
I plan to make a few more of these in plain fabrics so that the front button detailing is more of a feature. The circle skirt is one I made last year.
I'm really interested to know how all of you like to sew - is it short sharp bursts like myself or do you prefer to complete your projects in one go?