I feel so pretty in this top!
It’s the Mae blouse from Bluegingerdoll patterns and -gah! It’s so pretty. I was originally drawn to this pattern because, duh, scalloped neckline. It was kind of a no brainer. It sat around for a while and then… I made it up with this pretty cotton I bought at Spotlight.
I used these lovely black and gold buttons – Hannah from Made With Hugs and Kisses sent them to me during the Spring Sewing Swap. I love how they look with the fabric, but they’re probably a tad heavy for my light fabric. Oops.
I just managed to squeeze this out of 1m of fabric. It was pretty tight. The sleeve facings are in a contrast cotton. And technically, I cut the back pieces upside down. I’d forgotten that the print is directional – there are little bunnies dotted over the place. Oh well. I figure if I didn’t see them when I was cutting out, it’s unlikely anyone would ever notice. At least I did it at the back, not the front.
Once I’d made it up, I decided I wasn’t happy with the kimono sleeves. They were a bit poofy for my taste and I felt like I had a lot of my underarm exposed. So I stitched some of the armhole up, facing and all. It’s not perfect, but it’s fine.
Fabric: $10 from Spotlight
Buttons: free – thanks Hannah!
Contrast fabric: free, stash scraps