After reading Peters latest guest column on BurdaStyle, I thought about my look/style. I have to say, I think I don't have one. I like to wear what appeals to me; I like the retro look of 40s-60s, I like modern and edgy and the mixture of leather with almost anything, I like clean lines and sharp details, I like prints, lace and feminine touches, I like colors and I like black & white. Did I miss anything? A little bit of everything, please! I just noticed it especially because of the contrast of the previous post and this one.
Today it's about another piece I made for the Spring top sew along contest. I didn't plan on doing a second entry but after I read about Angies plan to sew the Alexander Blouse, I looked at the pattern and it stroke me that I had the perfect fabric for it at home. And so I ended up with a blouse that has- though it's a modern pattern- a clear vintage vibe because of the peplum, the general shape and most importantly the printed cotton I used.
I made the alterations suggested here and though I might take it in a bit as it is running a little bit big on me, I'm recommending the changes a lot, they work.
Obviously this shape of blouse is perfect for someone who'd like to give their body some curves, I have to wear something fitted like the cardigan or a blazer over it, so it doesn't make me look too broad. Also the cotton I used is a little bit stiff and probably just a hint too heavy so the sleeves and the peplum stick out. Oh well, but isn't the print perfection?
Unfortunately the piece of fabric I had was just a bit too small so I skipped the belt and used a polka dot nylon tricot for the facings and was only able to cut the pieces perpendicular to the direction of the print. Negligible. It's fun!
|(my eyes look that weired because they were super red and editing resulted in this)|
I love cotton! Silks and stuff are nice but in the end, if I had to chose, I would always like working with cotton best!