I've got a small piece of indigo linen gauze, and I couldn't think anything but making it into a cardigan blouse. I imagined it would make a very nice casual and feminine light jacket-like cardigan blouse (sorry for my wobbly English!).
And I think it did.
The most recommended fabric for the pattern I used was light jersey, but my fabric was a thin and coarse linen gauze. It resulted a pair of air-filled sheer sleeves, as I wished.
This time to assemble, I combined the jersey waist band and the woven bodice by overlocking together. Like we do all the time to the combination of jersey waist band and jersey bodice. However, I've learnt that I'd better to baste my woven bodice to make it slightly gathered before attaching to the jersey waist band, instead of simply binding them together. Otherwise, I'd get my soft waist band too stretched and the least neat gathering on the bodice, like I did. I think it looks a bit untidy in the end, because I have chosen the wrong strategy on my coarse gauze. Experience is the best and real teacher, indeed.
Photo below: The sleeves were basted to make gathers before serging, but the bodice was bound to the waist band straight away. You see the difference, don't you. Maybe I'll fix it, but maybe not. You know what I mean.
That said, I'm loving this blouse overall and so much. I'm sure I will use it very often. I'll also try the pattern again, with a bit of wisdom which I didn't have!
Linen gauze cardigan blouse
pattern: "Rachel" cardigan blouse from anneedeux* (PDF)
size38. Shortened the bodice by 5cm.
fabric: Linen gauze, thin, light, coarse, indigo. Cotton jersey, soft and smooth, stretches well, good T shirt weight, dark blue.
The jersey dress was one of my last summer's creations.
Happy sewing to you!
P.S. Thank you for your compliments on my shoes in the past posts. I know you're wondering if I own other pair of shoes. Your feeling is right. I have no other pair. (No you can't!)