Spring is in the air! I was able to snap a shot of this fat little dove that was perched out on my balcony railing. Please excuse the white trash railing which is missing parts and such. That’s apartment life for ya. The weather has been seriously gorgeous here the past week. Don’t mean to brag but, it really has. I love it when it starts to get warm and Spring is one of my favorite times of year as it contains a very significant date of birth. Mine. He he he!
I thought I would start to do posts of the projects on my sewing table. I’m supposed to be working on my Spring Palette. It’s coming along, so slowly, but coming. I’m just about to cut into this butter silk shirting. If you remember it was snagged for vintage Simplicity 5885, view 4. After cutting out a muslin of this pattern and trying it on and looking in the mirror, I realized it was somewhat ridiculous looking on me. In fact, I couldn’t stop laughing as I was looking at myself thinking, “Girl, you look like a clown.” So I decided against the pattern in general. I was about to try a different view, but let’s let bygones be bygones and go with a different pattern. I decided on Simplicity 7896. This is actually a pattern I’ve attempted before and just haven’t finished. It fits easily and the bow is a fabulous touch, not to mention just classic. (And if you are looking for a good bow blouse I’ve got a couple in the shop – here & here) As an induction for Spring and early Summer, I’ve decided to do this blouse sleeveless. That and I don’t have enough fabric for the sleeves. Ha. And I’m going to use Tasia’s rather clever method of bias taping the armholes. Self covered buttons and a little something special to finish it off, but I’ll save that for a later guest post over on No Big Dill.