The “Little Miss Square” blouse
Fabric: Vintage cotton blend
Pattern: Colette Violet
Notions: 7 fabric-covered buttons (done by yours truly)
Time to complete: I’m getting a timer! Uhh… 4 hours?
First worn: In my front garden
Wear again? Yes. Maybe… Probably.
Total price: ~$10
I’ve got a thing for well made patterns, especially Colette’s. The instructions are clear and I get all weak in the knees when opening that glossary section. This violet blouse was no different, but despite the heavenly instructions I’m unsure how I feel about the finished product.
I’ve read other blogger’s reviews about finding the violet blouse boxy, but when looking at their pictures I think “What, are you crazy? You’re a hot tomale dipped in blue cheese sauce!”. However I, too, am feeling a bit square. Perhaps I should make it in a softer fabric for a more drapey feel? Or perhaps this pattern just comes with a side serve of delusional-self-perception?
Square or not I’m sure this little mod-style violet will get loads of use with jeans or high-waisted skirts for uni. Also, I’m proud of my first attempt at the fabric covered buttons. This is a new technique for me and, surprisingly, was a breeze! I’ll definitely be doing them again in future.