Do you know the difference between a blouse and a shirt? No, me neither and neither does Google. Ha ha, Google doesn’t know everything.
But I would say that a shirt always has buttons (not including t-shirts), whereas a blouse can be a blouse with or without buttons. I’m only talking about in the UK, this could get way out of hand if this becomes an international discussion.
Anyway, the point is, I made myself a blouse, without buttons, it’s definitely not a shirt.
Pattern: Jude – Ready to Sew
Fabric: Grey with black stripes, cotton mix, found under my bed.
Alterations: Lowered the back to cover my biggest asset. Added a cuff to the sleeve.
Where’s the drama? The gathered raglan sleeve.
Oddities: Sleeve length.
Sewing nightmares: Gathering. I haven’t the patience for gathering, but I grin and bare it because I love the effect.
Does it spark joy? Yes, lots.
Can I wear it with things I already have? Yes, worn here with my Forever 21 slip on biker jeans that miraculously do not gape at the back.
Does it suit my body shape? I think so.
Will I make another? As a matter of fact I did…
Fabric: Twill from the man outside Sainsbury’s, Walthamstow market. Used before here.
Alterations: Pleats instead of gathers on the sleeve.
Where’s the drama? The pleated sleeve, high drama actually.
Sewing nightmares: It was past midnight when I made this dress, I really should have been in bed having sweet dreams.
Does it spark joy? Yes, I blimin’ love it.
Can I wear it with things I already have? Yes, I’m wearing it with black tights from Uniqlo, look closely to see the little blue spots that match the dress perfectly.
Does it suit my body shape? Yes.
Will I make another? Oh yes, I think I need one in Nosh Denim Sweatshirting+.
Music: Aretha Franklin – You make me feel like a natural woman.