Okay, so I know it is a bad title for a pretty blouse, but I have the flu -- which is also the caveat that comes with these photos in which I have big bags under my eyes.
So.... as promised, here is my 'good' version of the 30's/40's(?) Marian Martin blouse:
I have nothing really to add from my last description of how this went together. The only thing I changed for this time was the lace trim around the neck edge instead of a facing. This one does sit a lot better too... I think because it is a lighter weight fabric than the quilting cotton I used for my muslin.
Here you can see the bow a little better:
There is one thing I don't like about this pattern. The bow ties are not faced/lined, so the 'wrong' side of the fabric shows through, especially if I don't watch how I tie it. I didn't have enough fabric to line the ties this time, but for next time... they're getting lined!!
Well, I'm back to bed.... there is a cold/flu going around our office and I am the latest to have it. Its only my second week of work at my new job, so I'm feeling like a bit of a slacker!! Plus I've discovered I hate having time off when I have no motivation to sew. Life is unfair!! I've got big plans for saturday when Michael is at work and I've got the house to myself to run my little machine ragged ;-)