Can you believe we’re already heading into week four of the Spring Palette Challenge? Yeesh. No need to feel you’re behind, though. After all, we’ve only had one week of sewing so far.
So here’s my blouse! It’s juuuust about done. After my button conundrum last week, I finally found what I think will be the right buttons. Those of you who follow me on twitter already saw my happiness at discovering this awesome button shop in Israel. I ended up buying a few different options for just a few dollars, including 100 (yes, one hundred) tiny glass pearl buttons!
I think this might be my new go-to blouse. It has it all: a comfortable loose fit that’s still flattering, really simple construction, an adorable collar. But the best part is that it really lends itself to variations. I can’t wait to do one in swiss dot with a vintage lace insertion! I don’t feel funny bragging about how awesome this pattern is because Caitlin did most of the work on it.
I decided to use French seams for the construction, which makes it just as pretty on the inside as outside. Don’t you love that? I also used silk organza for the interfacing, which is just perfect.
I’ll get some photos actually wearing it once the buttons arrive and are attached. In the meantime, I’m on to the next project. I’m thinking the eyelet dress from my plan, since I might be able to wear that sooner than shorts?
How are you guys doing? Be sure to post your progress in the forum thread!