|A few adjustments were needed.|
Not usually a fan of novelty fabric for clothing, I discovered I couldn't pass this up. A blouse did briefly cross my mind as I put it in my shopping bag. Whatever it's fate I loved it. Fast forward a few months.....
In building my thirties wardrobe, I decided this blouse pattern would be the perfect match with my birds!
|I found a date stamped on this pattern of 1938.|
This year my sewing goal is to finish one item a month, and so far I am on track! I may fall off the wagon this summer, as the garden and Lady Day are calling my name in the warm breezes BUT it has been a LONG COLD spring. Which means more time to sew, but still deadlines are much more effective.
Antiquing in Hixton, and Easter vacation in Florida were two deadlines on my schedule!
|I almost hate to remove the buttons from the card!|
|Always best to practice first.|
|Hard to imagine wearing any of these clothes when it's snowing outside!|
I finished it just hours before Hixton!
I must admit after getting my fabric at Goodwill, I get a little sticker shock when I go into a real fabric store. Two bolts of Moda pleated cotton caught my eye right away, and though I tried to forget about them while browsing I decided that this would be my next blouse. Well, what's a little splurge anyhow?
I used a pattern from the 40's for this blouse that is very similar to the thirties styles.
As this one was being sewn during the Sew for Victory sew-a-long I decided to submit it. If you haven't checked this out, there is tons of inspiration and flawless seamstresses out there. Even if you don't join I recommend looking it over!
Initially, I planned to omit the trim on the blouse, but then I remembered one of my stashes. This would be excellent use of my vintage rick rack, not an overtly rick rack look, but a softer, scalloped look. More vintage buttons were found in my other stash that worked perfectly.
It occurs to me I have to lay everything out ( no folding the fabric) match the seams, and seam the top of the collar so the pleats would come out matching. I was obviously blinded by love in the fabric store.
Turned out very nicely I think.
|Ready for Florida! Are we there yet?|
Ahh.. I finally got to the warmer weather and it was more delightful than I remembered.
Oh, and check out my Freddies! I have never paid this much for a pair of jeans, but I have to tell you, if you want the vintage look and top quality, you will not be disappointed. I am in love with them and already planning which will be my next pair when I scrape up some extra money. Freddies of Pinewood.
|I may just buy some capris in case it warms up this summer!|