The “Too Much Momentum” blouse
⁃ Fabric: red gauze/cotton/linen (?) from stash
⁃ Pattern: Burdastyle Magazine 10/2010 #118 B
⁃ Year: 2010
⁃ Notions: self-made bias tape, button
⁃ Time to complete: about 3 hours
⁃ First worn: February 12, 2012
⁃ Wear again? Yes!
⁃ Total price: Everything was from my stash!
My dears, this post almost didn’t happen.
I had the perfect idea for this week’s theme just on Friday, and it involved a book that I forgot at my boyfriend’s place, in another city. On Saturday morning I managed to get my hands on the book, but I was busy and couldn’t start working on it.
I had to delegate and ask my mother to make me photocopies of said book in order to use the pattern I needed (how very mysterious I’m being…) and she utterly crashed my trust by giving me cropped, unusable copies.
By that time, it was Saturday afternoon, I couldn’t leave the house for more copies because of the snow and I was so angry because I could not make this dress (that, of course, was the most beautiful creation of the world in my head) that I just broke down and gave up. Yes, I’m slightly dramatic when it comes to sewing. I watched a movie to distract me and then I went to work.
And right then, while I was serving boar meat (I’m a waitress) to a bunch of people, I realised that I could not give up. I’m not a quitter!
I started motivating myself to the point of thinking that since I’m the only Italian contributor at The Sew Weekly, and Saint Valentine was Italian, I HAD to create something this week for the sake of my country (did I say that I’m slightly dramatic when it comes to sewing?).
So I woke up early Sunday morning and before lunch I had this super cute, engine red blouse in my hands. Ah, the power of the mind!
There’s not too much to say about the construction, it is a fairly easy pattern and I didn’t cut any corners, in fact it’s all French-seamed inside. And since everyone liked the photos in the snow last week (btw, THANK YOU for your comments, they were so incredibly heart warming!) I stepped out once again, but this time I was mentally prepared, so I’m much more satisfied with the photos.
p.s. The name of this blouse comes from the lyrics of this song by Against Me!, which happens to be “our” song. I thought it was the perfect romantic touch for Valentine’s Day.