The natty netty blouse
Fabric: polyester chiffon; ˜ $8 going by the price on the bolt, but I most likely got this on sale
Pattern: Jasmine by Colette (I’m guessing if I’ve sewn this before, then I don’t have to include the price here?)
Notions: thread, interfacing; stash
Time to complete: ? forgot to keep track
First worn: January 2012, for the photo shoot with my landlady; Officially – on a film date w/hubs tomorrow night
Wear again: Most def, though I’ll need to redo the cuff. All that working out & reeling ‘em in, ya know ;)
Total price: ˜ $8
The odds were stacked: photographer out of town, 2 broken tripods, no camera remote, fading daylight, a fluorescent ring lamp fallen and shattered on the floor. I had just swept up the mess, resigned to the fact that the first real SW challenge would not be met by me when, what’s that? A tug on the line? Patience, patience, then snap! Don’t want them to nibble off the last of your bait and leave you with nothing but an empty hook. I reeled in that little fish and scooped it up with my net. No fish stories here.
If it weren’t for my landlady, this post would not exist. Ring, ring! Oh, of course, this is a great time to come down and match wood for the replacement cabinet. Me? I’m just trying, and failing, to take photos of myself. How vain, right. Yeah, Ry’s out of town. That’s sweet, but don’t worry about it, not a big deal, I’d feel silly posing in front of you. Well, if you insist…..
The accessory: fishnet stockings. The garment: a wavy, undulating, flowing Jasmine in black & white. I’ve had this fabric forever, and it’s not the first garment made up in it. Won’t be the last time you see it, either. Apparently I bought the remainder of the bolt, and now that I’m serious about stash-busting…
I really like the print. Duh! I bought it. But it’s from back in the day when I didn’t know where to find high-quality fabric. The polyester is a major static-maker. Guess that’s one way to kill a fish – shock it. Good thing about it the poly? My iron sputtered as I pressed the CF and an ugly coffee stain resulted. (I swear I keep my iron clean y’all!) But it just rubbed right out with some
lake tap water. The seams are French, and I made bias binding out of the fabric for the armscye. The facings and armbands are interfaced with organza.
Seriously, folks, I had to give Sue a hug! She was so insistent on taking these. Her husband was practically pulling her out the door, and lovely Sue stood her ground. It was this weird bonding moment like one might have with a new friend. She was psyched to help out, wanted to go to the park to get some outside shots! She even got into directing a bit… “Oh, give me some edge! It needs to be edgy!” How ’bout tired. I can do tired.