The “Simple But Sweet” Blouse
Pattern: Simplicity 2593
Fabric: a seasonal favorite from last year (at some point you all will figure out I’m pretty bad at identifying fabrics)
Total Cost: It was from my stash so I’ll say $6
Time to Complete: 3hrs (I was taking my time)
Wear Again?: Absolutely!
I cut out 3 patterns before settling on this blouse and oohed and aaahed over many fabrics at the fabric store before finally settling on this one color. My challenge was to keep it simple so that I could make room for more meaningful work ahead. I thought I would be disappointed with the final result because I wasn’t going to get to flex my creative muscles but I was wrong. Returning to something basic helped to ground me and gave me room to think about other important things going on in my life. Kind of like “sewing yoga”.
Because the fabric was so light I took some work to get the sleeve bands looking just right. You start out with a glorified tank top and then make these twisted bands that you anchor at the bottom and tack on in 3 spots. After those 3 spots I kept right on tacking. I probably should have just sewed them on all the way around but I had to do it while the blouse was on the dress form to keep the bands form sliding around.
.My vision for these pictures was lots of bright beautiful flowers and big curly hair. After spending my morning in rollers I set off with my love to find some flowers. Not an easy thing right now in Chicago. We spotted these around a sign at a park . I stepped over the little fence and sat down for some super quick pictures. I didn’t want to get scolded for being in there. Only one flower was harmed during the taking of these pictures and in my defense it was already missing it’s bulb. I may have just flattened the rest of it a tiny bit. We tried some in a tree but the wind was messing up my beautiful curly locks so they didn’t come out very well. Here’s the best one-
All right ladies time to wrap this up and get started on next week’s challenge. See you then!