I picked up the charming Simplicity 1693 in the half price sale (woop)
Although, as usual the photography is pretty awful, it is a damn sight better than usual.
I decided to make view E using some burgundy polka dot cotton I had left over from a patchwork project many moons ago. It was a lovely, simple pattern to follow and I really like the loose fit and dipped hem at the back.
Choose to finish the hem and armholes with peach bias binding. A cheap project which uses a tiny amount of fabric and requires no pattern alterations due to the lovely loose fit, what's not to like! Well, I guess you can judge that for yourself...
|Attempting straight top stitching...|
|Check out that French seam!|
|This print reminds me of the plates we had when I was small|
Overall I am pleased, although the pointy collar turned out a little more 'Saturday Night Fever' than I intended. My passion for white stiff collars will lessen eventually, surely? I chickened out of all those button holes by using press studs covered with faux buttons, but I think the look is still cute. And check out the bound edges on that front facing! #proud :)
|Fake buttons. I won't tell if you don't.|
|French seams and bound edges, drool...|
|Blouse in picnic-action one sunny Sunday!|
So I guess now all I need are some bottoms to wear them with! Watch this space...