Friends, Mama Grand likes to say that I have a problem keeping my mouth closed in pictures.
Sometimes I would like to think I prove her wrong.
...and then sometimes she is TOTALLY right.
For this challenge, I decided to FINALLY tackle the fabulous piece of striped satin that has been floating in my stash for several years. He'd been sitting on the bench long enough - it was time to come out and play. Since I've also been oogling Debi's fabulous creations using Simplicity 3688, I went ahead and busted that pattern out of the stash as well.
I LOVE how the stripes match up in the center of the blouse.
The blouse is comfortable, and the front pleats give it just enough definition to make me happy. I used a hook an eye for the back opening, even though I hate sewing them on. HATE IT.
The blouse was incredibly easy to put together. I machine stitched the sleeve and bodice hems, though the pattern called for hand stitching. No, sir - this is going to be a short and quick project for me. It really only took about 2-3 hours, including the necessary hand sewing on the neck binding.
My friend, Steph, tells me I have chocolate on my teeth - and so I finally close my mouth.
Overall, I love this blouse. My only hesitation is that I don't know what to pair it with from my wardrobe. Since I am only making each pattern in my stash once, and not returning to it until all patterns have been used, it may be awhile before I can get to the pants that Debi loves so much. I really am determined to use all of these patterns once if I can, so I'll begin the stash search for a high waisted skirt, perhaps?