Friday, 24 June 2011
My new favourite blouse
Thrifted, of course. It cost more than I'm used to paying (I'm used to being very thrifty and buying those 10-20 CZK pieces...), but totally worth it. The material's very pleasant to wear, and even though it has long, looong sleeves, it's fine to wear in summer heats.
Funny thing is, I went to the thrift store with my sister, who wanted to buy something for herself - a blouse, skirt or trousers - and ended up buying a hoodie, and I ended up buying a blouse. That's thrifting for you.
It seems simple enough to recreate, maybe with shorter sleeves this time. The pattern seems to be very simple (raglan sleeves, the whole neckline gathered), and I think I have just the type of fabric... It has elastic in the neckline + the sleeve heads are shirred to better sit on the shoulders. And just now Gertie writes a tutorial on shirring! Do you think this type of blouse would look good in small plaid?
The thing straight ahead of me now, though, is putting an elastic into a skirt I cut out from a dress (passed down from a friend)... Long skirt time!