Friends, so far this year I have used the Colette Patterns Taffy and Ceylon. Why quit while I'm ahead? For this challenge, I finally settled on making a luscious Jasmine blouse (and by finally settled, I mean that this was the third project I had attempted for this challenge. You'll get to see the failures later this week).
The shirt was made with navy polyester from my stash - it has the perfect amount of drape for this pattern, I think. I wore this ensemble to work today - the skirt is from a refashion seen here. It's always nice to find an outfit that fits corporate America's standards while letting me flex my sewing muscle.
While I really love the look of this blouse, I definitely am having issues with the facings. They keep popping up even though I've tacked them down in spots. It makes the shirt sit a little oddly, but I'm hoping with some ironing and washing it will relax a little.
It's a fabulous, versatile piece - perfect for work or play - and I can see myself making several of these in the future in all colors (and by all colors, I mean various shades of orange).
Friends, I know some of you have tried the Jasmine blouse pattern. Any further recommendations on making the facings lay flat? If you would let me know, I would greatly appreciate it!
Have a great day all, and stay warm - it's brisk out there today!