While I was waiting on my bounty of skirt cottons (which came yesterday--whoop!), I decided to make a blouse. It's been awhile since I've made a top, and I found a pattern that was particularly inspiring...
Yeah, yeah. I know. It looks pretty ugly. But check this out:
The design sketch on the back (without the purple fabric and the skirt that looks like it is attached) looks surprisingly modern and cute! Whadda ya know?
I had several yards of a feedsack print rayon that fit the bill. Once it was all cut and marked and ready to go, I took it to my parents house to sew it up. Why? Alas, my sewing machine is in desperate need of a tune-up and the feed dogs are not holding on to anything lighter weight than cotton. Erg. So I had to steal my sisters machine for the day. Thanks, Skylar!
The blouse turned out GREAT, if I do say so myself! I just love it. It makes me happy.
The only change I made to the pattern was the omission of the shoulder pads. Other than that, I stuck straight to the pattern. Didn't need to make adjustments for size/fit, as the blouse is very loose and baggy. :)
I think it will look really cute with jeans in the fall/winter as well. Wouldn't a black version of this blouse be nice? And what one made up in jersey or silk? Ah! Ideas!
Well, I must off and officially change my last name. The best of weekends to all!