Bluegingerdoll Mae

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.front-weird

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.

back-insideI 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.

sleeve-adjustOnce 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.


The Maths

Fabric: $10 from Spotlight

Buttons: free – thanks Hannah!

Contrast fabric: free, stash scraps