Wednesday, June 18, 2008

floral blouse




I am totally into sewing for my girls at the moment, so you will have to bear with me while I churn out the girly stuff. Here is a very pretty little blouse for Grace, looking rather old world. I did have it finished a few days ago, but somehow miscalculated with the buttons. We had to do a runner down to our local little sewing shop (that is surprising stuffed with every sewing thing imaginable) to get just one more button. The guy that runs the shop often cuts a silky piece of ribbon for each of the girls, and chats to them while I shop, so they love going there. We got our one button, and he was too much of a gentleman to let me pay. So refreshing to see these days.
The pattern for the blouse is another Ottobre 6/2007 "Amanda" blouse. One thing I love about following patterns is that they teach me how to sew as I go. This was the first shirt that I have ever put a proper cuff on with buttons, so that was fun. I am enjoying doing more challenging patterns, just for the learning factor- very satisfying indeed!

6 comments:

Taiche said...

I love it, it looks so pretty. I totally agree with the learning as you go.. I have been basically teaching myself as I go and the Otto give great results..

Claire said...

Oh how devine! That is one of the prettiest tops I have seen in a long while - WONDERFUL Job!

libby said...

i love this blouse naomi! i love your blog! i would love to get a hold of ottobre somehow (is it a magazine subscription or book)i want to make my baby some funky clothes!

Shelly G & Hope P said...

I love the print on the blouses... I love the fact that it is girl... so cute... Great Job!

Ansia said...

Well done! Thank you for getting me onto Ottobre. So far I have made 2 tops and in the process of making a jacket and I love that it is working just as it should. I am affraid I am going to have to subscribe. Can't wait to see more of your creations.

Black Eyed Susie said...

Very pretty. I do the learn as I go thing too! I love the challenge although it does sometimes lead to frustration!