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  • Cowgirls can wear ruffles

    { Blouse, Self made  ::  Jeans, old J. Crew  ::   Wedges, Dolce Vita via Marshalls }

    This is definitely my most advanced project yet and I coudn't be more excited about the final result. The pattern is the very popular Grainline Archer button up, and let me tell you, it's wonderful! The pattern has two options for the back. A simple, classic silhouette and the gathered ruffle back that I chose. It really is a fun top that I'm glad is now part of my wardrobe. 

    The fabric is something I had been eyeing for a few weeks at Gather Here but could not decide what I should use it for. The cowgirls ended up being the perfect design element for the back of this blouse. It could definitely skew at bit childish but I think using them just on the back ends up being right in that cutesy sweet spot I really like.

    For buttons I went with a contrasting gold with pink faux enamel button that I had hidden in my stash for a while. 

    Overall I would absolutely reccomend this pattern. Though I made this blouse as part of a class, I feel comfortable that given the clear instructions I could have made it through on my own if I had tried, I just prefer the social aspect of sewing classes. The most challenging aspect for me was that I chose to use silk that was a bit slippery and I didn't have any spray stabilizer so cutting was rather tedious.