Greetings from Wellington, New Zealand! I am over here on a work junket, attending a conference for a week. It has been very hard to be away from my little girl.
But it has given me a chance to debut my new ponti peplum blouse, V8815 made in this gorgeous spotty ponti from Tessuti (sorry about the hotel room iPhone pics). I wore it to the welcome drinks do on monday night.
This blouse has been reviewed extensively around the traps. I made a size 10, grading out to a 12 at the shoulders only. I extended the back darts by 2.5cms and lined the bodice. I also used the sleeves from the Gabby dress as I wasn't sold on the Vogue sleeves.
The blouse is straightforward to sew - it is easy to adapt to knits and I think it looks cute. You do have to wear it with something snug on the bottom though- some skinny jeans or tapered pants or a pencil skirt.
I think I'll make another - possibly out of linem - what do you think?