Happy weekend to all! You may remember some time ago that I gleefully posted that I had finally found this much-coveted pattern - I had been wanting it so badly since I saw Tilly's Lovely Green Version.
I almost had my plans thwarted - when the pattern arrived in mail, it had been raining here. The envelope was wet, and I rushed inside to open it - very gently. The pattern was also wet. The seller had not wrapped it in any plastic at all. I was very cross and convo'd the seller, who told me she never wraps her patterns in plastic. How rude! It dried out anyway - so here is my 50s wrap blouse!
I feel so lady-like in this outfit, like I should be swooshing around the streets with some little gloves on and a hat.
All in all, an easy project. The instructions were a little bare, and I belatedly realised that the cuffs needed to be finished in bias tape. I didn't have enough fabric left do make any, so I left off the cuffs - instead I have kimono sleeves!
I really like the wrap feature - you can really cinch in your waist as the ties are nice and long.
I used a quite light-weight 100% cotton shirting with dots embroidered all over it. I actually think this fabric is too light -weight for this pattern, and next time I'll use something more medium-weight.
But I do love it - it will go nicely with the pouffy skirts I'm so fond of at the moment!
What is on everyone else's sewing agendas at the moment?