Friday, June 10, 2011

The Eighties


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!

~Bessie

5 comments:

Clare said...

That's super cute, and perfect for summer! You look sweet!

Fiona said...

it's cute! i love the loose fit. you're clever in spotting a good design off a not so potential looking cover of a pattern. i must learn that! :)

charityshopchic said...

It's lovely! Great fabric - really suits you. :)

murielle87 said...

Love it's so cute. I like your blog. So fun.....

Retro-Couture said...

wauw it turned out great. I love the look you have given the shirt - much better than the cover of the pattern :-)