Pattern: McCalls 3589
Notions: thread, buttons from Singapore via The Sew Convert
Time to complete: a few hours
First worn: October 1 to Costume Construction Class at the Community College
Wear again? Yes, I love those little buttons
Total price: Next to nothing….as the fabric is from the thrift and the buttons were a gift.
My goal is to make at least four blouses during the month of October. I love to make dresses, but they are mostly spring and summer styles. So now that it’s fall and then winter, I’m concentrating my efforts on shirt and blouse making for awhile.
This blouse patten was super easy. I like the self-front facing, no collar, short little sleeves, and the dart/tuck details in the front and back. It looks almost like a peplum, the way that the tucks open up just under the natural waist.
My whole inspiration for using this fabric is so that I could highlight these little colorful buttons that I received as a gift at the end of the Sew Weekly Reunion. They remind me of fish eyes.
Adey, one of the hosts of the reunion, put together a darling assortment of buttons that I am just drooling over. Making blouses and shirts will give me ample opportunity to use them. Lucky me!
I used a photo timer app for taking my own pictures, since I was ready and the photographer was tennising. For some reason, they all turned out low resolution, and thus smaller than I prefer. The only good thing is that you can’t see any wrinkles! Can anyone recommend a good timer that doesn’t mess with the resolution of your iPhone?
I have also posted these pictures on The Monthly Stitch, an awesome group of contributors are sharing theme based sewing every month. You can join too!