Thursday, September 27, 2012

Classic white shirt with a special touch

I have long needed a basic white blouse.  I have a white t-shirt, but nothing that I can use for more dressy occasions.

I have had this cream eyelet fabric (originally a duvet cover) in my stash for a couple of years.  My father got it for me at a vintage store in Rockaway beach, Oregon.  I don't know how old it is, but it is in pristine shape. The entire piece was well cared for, no stains or sun damage at all.

So I finally got up my courage, and sewed it up into the top I have been imagining for it, using my TnT pttern, McCall's 6035.  I am SO in love with the finished top!  the fit is perfect, the shape, the sleeves, everything!

Although this isn't officially the key piece for my "mini-wardrobe", I know it wil be something I contiue to build around.  I have so many ideas now, pants mostly, to go with the top!

I love having my mojo back,and feeling in the groove again.  For now, I need to take a break for sewing form me, and make a few long sleeved knit tops for Liz for fall/winter.  I have some knit remnants I have been saving from my own projects, and once I get all 3 knit tops for her finished, I'll post pics of them.  Nothing too exciting, I plan for them to be functional, but still cute, of course. :)  And then her halloween costume, of course!

Coming soon, the wardrobe composite.  I thin I'll get 8 looks out of all this...we'll see how the photo shot goes with James. :D  Wish me luck in getting him to be patient enough for all the clothing changes needed for it!


  1. Glad the mojo is back in swing - this shirt looks super on you! Great choice of pattern for this fabric...can't wait to see the wardrobe composite...

  2. I have had this pattern for a long time. My teenage daughter wants this shirt, but I have been too intimidated to make it. I see I'm going to have to get over my fear because yours is beautiful:)