My sewing project of choice lately has been face masks — I’m making them for family and neighbours and enjoying using up all the poor-choice purchases of quilting cotton that I never used for clothing. (Not to add to the mask-making noise that’s out there, but this is the pattern from Craft Passion that I’ve been using for masks and it is really good: it fits well, comes in 4 sizes, and it’s free.) I’ve also made some reusable medical gowns for local midwives.
Amongst all that I managed to turn out this blouse. How ’bout them stripes????
It’s the Wallys Blouse by Fibre Mood. It took me a long while to finish because when I first sewed it together, it was HUUUUUUUUGE. I had to put it in ‘time out’ until I figured out how to rescue it and worked the nerve up to unpick and resew this rather delicate viscose fabric.
I picked up the fabric at a studio sale last year…a local designer was closing up shop and selling off a lot of gorgeous fabrics.
After a LOT of hacking and resewing, it’s still baggy (it’s supposed to be) but wearable. I still feel like I could carve away some extra fabric at the side seams, and those drop sleeves, even after removing 1.5″ from them, still seem too ‘dropped’ for my liking.
But even though I was angry with it for a long while, how can I stay mad when JUST LOOK AT THOSE COLOURS!
It’s a bit fussy to wear, as it needs to be pinned closed at the bust and the tie kinda shifts around a lot. And god knows my hems aren’t straight because this shifty fabric was a bitch to cut properly! But I’m still going to wear it because JUST LOOK AT THOSE STRIPES!
Apologies for not having too much to write. Inspiration and motivation are sorely lacking these days, as I’m sure you can understand. I just wanted to send these happy colours out into the universe.
How are you doing? Sewing like crazy? Not sewing at all?
I hope you are keeping well and staying safe. Thanks for stopping by!