Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Peter Pan Collars and Pleated Skirts

Making myself another version of Simplicity 8736 was a wonderful idea.  I just love this blouse!

And I never knew that I needed a lavender skirt in my wardrobe . . . and yet I obviously did!

I wasn't entirely sure that I would love this skirt design, but I am now thinking that I should make myself another version in blue denim because it would be a great wardrobe builder and match a whole bunch of items in my closet.  So I guess I like it!

As for that waistband, the boning channels are helpful, but the front does develop horizontal wrinkles throughout the day.

This is probably unavoidable, and I don't think it would be as obvious in a darker colored fabric.  I guess I should just get over it, because other than that, it's the perfect easy to wear skirt.

I don't mind the front pleats, and I do think the cut-away pockets are fabulous.

And as for the blouse, it's wonderful.  The cotton is so soft and the design is easy to wear, and it doesn't get much better than that.  

I am not sure that I am completely finished with the pattern, although I will put it away for the moment.  But should the right fabric come along, I would probably make myself another one.  And I could always make one of the other versions to add some variety to my collection of Simplicity 8736 blouses.

But there are plenty of long sleeved blouse patterns to distract me for more Fall/Winter appropriate items should I feel the urge to make a blouse.

Because I always miss my window for Fall sewing, and I am going to try not to do that this year.  And I do have that linen fabric that I meant to make into a top of some kind, so I should probably get to that.

But then what shall I do with all of the warm weather dresses that I want to make this year?  There just aren't enough hours in the day . . .

Blouse:  Made by me, Simplicity 8736
Skirt:  Made by me, Vogue 9249
Shoes:  Marc Fisher "Chela Platform"
Earrings:  Etsy

1 comment:

  1. I love linen! I hope you make a new blouse and share it with us.