Saturday, 5 April 2014

Meet the Sassy Librarian.

And I'm not only talking about Christine Haynes's blouse, but me as well. I got a new job as an information specialist (or librarian) starting beginning of May. How exciting is that?  Well I'm superduper excited and that's all that counts. This new of a new jobs motivated me to finally finish the Sassy Librarian Blouse that has been sitting in my UFO pile for a while.
Sassy Librarians 


I purchased Christine Haynes's Sassy Librarian Blouse course from Crafsy when it was half-price sometime before Christmas. (I've ordered the fast-track fitting course by Jo Mahon on there as well, but haven't got around watching the classes yet. I probably should soon, better fit would be lovely).

I started working on the blouse mid-January, and it didn't take long to put togeher.  I only finished just now as me and the button hole function on my sewing machine had some different ideas of placement ... but I got there in the end, so hurrah!

I was bit worried about the fit somewhere along the way, but it looks ok now that it's finished. I did take the back in by an inch as most patterns then to be too wide for me and I will probably take the shoulders in a bit when I make this next, which I'm sure I will.

Christine's tutorials are a pleasure to watch and they have some helpful pointers. I picked up some useful tips about pivoting corners (marking, marking and marking!)  and hemming (which is usually my least fave thing). Shame buttons holes weren't on the list of things I learnt. As you can see the spacing of the buttons holes isn't quite even, but I'm going to let that go for now and just be happy that I finished this.

A surprisingly neatly pivoted corner on the collar

Slightly wonky buttons 

I also managed to do some stash busting with this project as I found some black cotton lying around and the leopard print material is a leftover from my Beignet that I made in 2013 so this must mean that I get to buy new fabric, right? ,D

Over&out for now dear readers.


  1. This is gorgeous! I LOVE the leopard print collar. I'm a big fan of this pattern, and have just finished my third one. I totally agree with your thoughts on the class, I loved it and picked up lots of tips, and Christine is great. Good luck in your new job!

    1. Thanks Lynne. I think another version of this blouse if on the cards for me as well :)