If there’s one thing sewing has taught me, it has to be patience. Even now, after about 2 years of sewing, I am learning to slow down and not rush things. I think this blouse has been a real test of that, I could have rushed it but I’m so glad I didn’t and it was worth the wait.
This is the Simplicity 1590: 1940’s Retro Blouse. A classic style with a lovely peplum waist and a bow that clips under the collar which is really quirky. The fabric is vintage and was given to me from my mother in law and the buttons I got from Plush Addict. I think the faux pearl look really helps adds to the vintage feel.
This may be a real sad confession but… Does anyone else get nervous about buttonholes? I really do, it seems a bit all or nothing with them at times! I decided to get myself a new buttonhole foot and wait for it to arrive before I delved in and boy I’m glad I did. It’s much easier to use than the one that came with my sewing machine and was just a real help so next time I won’t have to be so nervous haha, oh dear I’m reading that back and hearing ‘saddo…’
What do you think? Sam took these photos for me at my parents and I had been sat down for a while (and had just finished a big roast dinner yum…) so I realise the peplum and tie look a bit squished from behind!
Did anyone else get some bank holiday sewing done?