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  • Anchors away

    Last week I finished up this blouse in 2 nights. It's the Lisette market blouse, it was quite simple to fit and easy to sew. I had picked up this pattern ages ago on sale, thinking I might possibly make the skirt, but then it sat around in the studio for a year and I never really felt excited about making it. I tend to always make dresses, and realized I really needed to focus on making summer blouses so I went through all the patterns I owned and figured why not!

    Jeans, J. Crew :: Bag, Madewell :: Shoes, Spring Step

    The only adjustment I made on this version was my usual shortening of the bodice. I cut out the shoulders, sleeves, and upper torso in a 10 and graded from a couple inches below the bust dart down into the 14 so I would have a bit more room in the hip. I'm planning on adding back darts to the next version as this is still a bit boxy, but perfect for tucking in. For the first time ever I found this pattern to be rather short, I would absolutely add length if you have an average or long torso. 

    Wanting to wear something I've made to a specific event is always the best motivation. I wore this little nautical number to the Etsy Global Craft party at Gather Here on Thursday evening. We made toys for kids at Boston Children's Hospital. I made what started out as a white peacock finger puppet but ended up looking a bit more like a purple turkey.