The ‘Scrubs don’t have a bow (do they?)’ blouse
Fabric: Vintage printed ‘something or other’ from the inherited stash. It’s drapey with a weave like a rayon crepe but feels like a cotton… wierd.
Pattern: Butterick 3789
Year: Early 80’s?
Time to complete: 4 hours
First worn: For the photos
Wear again? If I can figure out what to wear it with.. and stay away from hospitals.
Total price: nil
Yep… before the bow.. all I could think was add pyjama bottoms and a clipboard and I could walk into any hospital staff room. Now I’m hoping it’s passable. Of course I have nothing to go with it. I never do. Maybe a burgandy skirt? thoughts?
I am terribly sorry for my slackness dear Sew Weekly pals. After a lovely Easter holiday I came back refreshed and inspired… until I discovered that some lovely person thought it’d be funny to switch our power off at the mains while we were away. Returning from a very long drive to deal with a fridge/freezer that had been festering for 12 days was not fun. Trying to explain it to my insurance company.. even less so. And then… my computer died. As in ‘blue screen of death’. Oh joy. Then a possum moved into our roof. And now.. just when things are getting back to normal 21st century living I’m getting a cold. uuggh. When it rains it pours.. right?
Finally, I decided to just grab the nearest pink fabric from the stash and a loose blouse pattern that shouldn’t pose any fit issues and just make it. Lesson – a size 14 pattern is meant for a girl with a bust. Don’t kid yourself into thinking that it’s a loose style so it won’t matter. The Point of the V neck stuck out ridiculously. It would not lay flat. I could have put a 2inch dart from the neck to the waist. I salvaged it with some curved darts from the bottom of the V. It actually worked brilliantly and almost looked intentional – although it did raise it a bit high (sorry no pic). Then I looked in the mirror and realised I was wearing scrubs. But hey… bows fix everything in my world.
Here’s hoping that I’ll eventually get back into the swing of things and make something that can stand up against some of the amazingness you gals have produced over the last few weeks. Like really… you are all ridiculously talented.