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In the Keller household, it has become a tradition.
New clothes, new underthings (purchased) and a big ol' batch of biscuits are almost mandatory.
I saw this sew as a 'wearable muslin' in some leftover cotton/linen, and I am glad I did as I made a very silly mistake.
If you scroll back to the pattern diagram you will see it is NOT meant to be gathered.
Lekala can be a little intuitive with their instructions. I should have looked at the diagram a few more times,
Tilly has narrow shoulders but it even pulls back a bit on her.
Tilly says she likes it but I think she is just being sweet.
This may be donated or given to a smaller friend.
The front neck is finished with a facing but it could be lowered a tad.
Tilly is petite but works on the farm and is quite buff, I need to give her extra bicep room.
Tilly chose faux tortoiseshell buttons.
As my Mum would have said, 'We are up to pussy's bow tonight'
The fine cotton pinwale was from Spotlight but it is now sold out.
A sweet blouse that I think could be really lovely.
With a few tweaks and the right fabric, it would make a swing-y, cool but elegant Summer blouse.
In a rayon or silk, it would look snappy tucked into a pencil skirt (I would add some length).
I would also suggest lowering the front neckline a little. (You would need to alter the facing as well).
The blouse has very neat construction, with the raw edges caught inside of the neck tie. (I did sew bar-tacks at the seam where the tie meets the blouse neckline to reinforce it.
I love the colour and how it works with my skorts (to be blogged).
I do like how flow-y it is around the bottom. I like the ties left undone.
The flowers were a lucky fine, they work quite well.
The cuffs are a bit tight, done up. The neck is a bit high, it feels too small against my throat.
I don't think I would have another one made, but thank you so much Mumma, it is amazing.
I can't wait to share my other sews for camp with you, as always, thank you for reading.... xx Nicole