Hi Everyone, the sun is shining, we are now in official British Summer Time and we have been invited to an April Birthday Bash so I needed something to wear!!!
I chose a pretty pink fabric from my stash that had loads of drapey qualities and made this rather plain blouse.
I decided to glam it up a bit by stitching a row of diamonds [they're not real!!] around the neckline. I bought a metre of these on a string from a store in Aguilas, Spain last month for just €2.50 [about £1.80] but the add the right amount of sparkle I think.
As it's a casual affair, I plan to wear the plum trousers I made recently and as I had enough fabric left over decided to make a matching waistcoat to complete the ensemble. The trouble I had with this was incredible and I nearly ended up throwing it in the bin. I sewed the shoulders and all side seams of the waiscoat and lining then with right sides together I joined the lining to the body from the hem of one side around the neck and back down the other side. So far so good.... then I sewed around the first armhole and Oh dear!!! I couldn't figure out how on earth I should turn it the right way. I pulled it, pushed it, just about turned myself inside out in my frustration but it just wasn't going to happen.
I may post more pictures of me wearing the whole outfit on the day including hopefully, the birthday boy himself with the shirt I blogged last time as his gift.
Have you ever struggled to make a lined waistcoat or garment that just got in a muddle?