Well, of course I know that there are many things in the world that don’t make life all that great, both on a political and personal level. But then, so many things are good about the world and my heart is overflowing with these right now!
I mean, how great is to have a quick drink down the ice cream parlour on a Saturday morning with Child 3, who, I feel, is camouflaged enough to warrant a rare appearance on these pages.
And how fab is it to be able to give an outing to the blouse that has been lingering in my wardrobe for about 6 months waiting for warmer weather.
What do you think of Child 3’s qualities as a blog fotographer? Not doing badly, don’t you think?
And my qualities as model are unparalleled, as has been discussed many times. Look how versatile I am: I can even look the other way!
But back to the blouse: It’s Burdastyle 11/2016 #109. I’d actually traced the corresponding dress pattern and then decided to make this into a blouse, so the hemlined is eyeballed rather than what is intended by the pattern.
I’m wearing a cami underneath because I felt it was still a little cold. But even without one the neckline feels perfectly fine to me, and that’s though I’m not always at one with Burda’s opinion that where there is a neckline there’s a belly button.
The blouse is plain in the back. I used a lovely silk cotton woven. It’s quite sheer and it would have been a bugger to cut and sew if I hadn’t given it my gelatine treatment.
I also gave an outing again to my Rosa jacket – still one of the light jackets I reach for most often.
Because of the sheerness of the fabric I took some time over the interior finish. All seams are French and the neckline is faced in self fabric.
The sleeves are a little wide for my liking, but they have an elastic finsh and I can push them up and out of my way, so that’s fine with me. I like the little vintage touch of the front yoke with the gathering.
Let me just leave you with a few impressions of this perfect morning that made me smile!