Remember the Fish Dress? I made a blouse with the leftovers.
I made version 3.
When the pieces were cut out, I was baffled as to how they were supposed to go together, particularly the front piece. It took me forever to realize that it had to fold back in on itself and go under the collar/shoulder piece as a facing.
Once I figured that out, this blouse went together with relative ease, although it lived on the dress form for weeks while I tried to summon the courage to do the button holes. The first one is a bit dodgy but the rest look pretty good.
I thought it would be a good idea to line the blouse as quilting cottons get a bit floopy after repeated washings, but the lining made it a bit more stiff than I would like. It floats away from my body in a way that makes me look a little wider than I actually am. Or maybe I'm just used to wearing skin tight stretchy tops?
Anyhoo. I like it.
I'm still haven't discovered a really good spot for photography in the new house. I tried outside for this shot but, as it was a beautiful sunny day, I wasn't able to stop squinting.