The challenge was to make any garment which matches a red and gold sandal. This made me go hunting for lace fabric and gold buttons. Luckily I bumped into a shop which had lace (though it did not house a variety of colors- RED was there .. Yeahhhh!!). Finding the gold buttons was more tough actually ! Finally I found some though they were not the ones I exactly wanted.
This blouse is a variation of the Elizabeth gathered waist dress from the book Sewing Vintage modern. It is not a fitted blouse, it has a yoke made of lace, a buttoned up collar and drop shoulders. The model in the book has tucked the blouse and pairs it with a skirt. I prefer not to tuck it in and a collar which is not high and all buttoned up.
Sewing this slippery fabric was not easy . I had stabilized the fabric before hand and I had to use a lot of pins to get it going smoothly.
I was a little doubtful while drafting if the variation pattern would fit me fine. I crossed my fingers and went ahead. Well the final blouse turned out really good and it is very comfortable to wear. I made it over the weekend and wore it the next day and got a lot of compliments, but no one knows I made it;)
The complete review on the pattern is at the pattern review. Click here to read it completely.I submitted it as a part of the accesories wardrobe contest.Also there is an exciting sew along happening at macskakat blog. I came to know of it from the CuriousKiwi blog. Check out my side bar for the link.
To see more projects form this book click here. I am planning to make many mnay more :)