A spring blouse?

Next project is a spring blouse made up in a printed linen cotton using out of print pattern New Look 6636. I have enough fabric to make version ‘A’. Both of these are from the workroom stash.

Although the photo shows the fabric yellowing – in real life it definitely has a crisp white background and grey/black pattern. I’m planning to make at least 2-3 of these blouses to build up my work wardrobe.

Flutter dress – concept

My next sew is Vogue 9021 (dress B) made up in the paisley print rayon shown above. Both items were purchased from Fab Fabrics (pattern was $5 on sale and the fabric an astounding $10 per metre)

Vogue 9021 is an easy to sew, multi sized pattern. It was the flutter sleeves that enticed me to add this to my wardrobe. The main challenge with the design concept of this dress is that I don’t suit the ‘straight’ skirt style. I need room to move in the tummy/hips/thigh area. So… I’m going to change the shape of the skirt to a slight ‘A line, without compromising the look of the dress too much. I might even add a self tie belt to help enhance the new shape.