I set to work the other day in an attempt to recreate a blouse based on this tutorial.
I've only got one photo due to a lack of enthusiasm on the photographers behalf!
I wanted to keep the construction quick and simple so instead of making a buttoned opening I made a v-neck shirt which I pop on over my head. I added a false placket with buttons (which are mostly hidden by the lovely bow) because I really liked that detail. I finished the armholes with bias binding. I had to fiddle a little to get the bow/collar to sit right, but it turned out ok in the end.
I used this lovely blue and white stripe fabric I've had in my stash for a couple of years. I have no idea what it is but it is light and has a beautiful drape and I don't think it would crease even if I screwed it up and slept on it!
I definitely wouldn't say it's the most professional garment I've ever sewn, but it was kinda fun figuring things out as I went along (the tute is a little light on detail) and I now have a very wearable, cute blouse for these unseasonably warm, muggy days we are having in Sydney.
Next up is a dress for Easter, which this year happily coincides with my wedding anniversary and a family lunch for my Mother in Law's birthday.
What's next on your sewing 'to do' list?