I finally got a pic of the in-progress stage of my blouse last night at about 11 PM, after I went ahead and pressed the collar and keyhole neckline. I had a pic of it prior to pressing, but just couldn't bring myself to posting it. Here's how she sits on my small-busted dress form:
I was a bit steamed last night, cussing when I got to the keyhole part in steps 7 & 8 because in step 2 Simp has you sew the side seams. Don't do this until the neckline is done! I ripped out one side seam (it isn't resewn yet), saying quite a few bad words as I did because I did NOT want to do any seamripping on this fabric. Thankfully, the fabric held up very well ... but the annoyance factor of needing to rip out a perfectly good seam always gets to me.
To finish this up today, I need to topstitch the keyhole area, finish the collar, tack the facing to the shoulder seam allowance on the inside, then do up the sleeves, cuffs, and hem.
It's do-able, but I'll need more coffee first. This morning hubby went back to work after two weeks of leave, so when his alarm went off at zero-dark-stupid the big fat fluffy cat decided we should both wake up for the occasion. It's (bleep)in' difficult to shove a 30 lb cat off the bed when he has you pinned under the covers and you're half-asleep.