The sudden arrival of summer has forced me to ramp up my sewing productivity. Having spent most of last summer in Europe, I have very few summer blouses or dresses suitable for the office.
My delight with this blouse has made up for all the annoyance of the previous project. I've not had much success with Project Runway patterns in the past, but Simplicity 2633 is an absolute winner for me. I'll definitely make other versions of this blouse and I think the pleated sleeves might find their way onto a sheaf dress I'm planning.
I love the delicate orange and black Liberty print 100%cotton which I bought on Goldhawk Road in London back in January. I added a black biased binding trim to the sleeve edge and lovely gold and black buttons. I love the pleated sleeve detailing which I wasn't sure would suit me, but I find them extremely comfortable and quite flattering given my large upper arms.
Not sure what to sew next. I'm about to go to the sewing room and do a lucky dip from the box of fabrics and patterns I put together for summer sewing. That is as close to a sewing plan as I get! Happy sewing!