The “Follow my plans” blouse
Fabric: leopard print silk georgette
Pattern: Sewaholic Pendrell blouse + self drafted peter pan collar
Notions: bias tape
Time to complete: 6-7 hours
First worn: August 20th, 2012
Wear again? Yes!
Total Cost: about 10 euros
Great! An excuse to follow my sewing plans, to create something for The Sew Weekly and to add yet another Peter Pan collar to my wardrobe!
I don’t have a lot of back story for this blouse… As I said, I planned it a while ago and this week’s theme was the perfect occasion to finally make it. After all, I couldn’t not post this week, since I might put a collar on anything I make (wait, that’s what I’m actually doing).
This is the first item of clothing I’ve ever owned in a leopard print. It’s a bit crazy, since I love this pattern, but I had never found the right fabric to use. I guess it’s also a bit unexpected of me, since I usually go for more cutesy prints. This silk georgette wasn’t just soft and luxurious, it was also half price, so I had to snatch it up!
Obviously, animal prints walk the fine line between very classy and very tacky, but I’m not planning to wear this blouse with mini shorts or a denim mini skirt any time soon.