Well, this has to stop! My new resolution is: BEAT RECESSION WITH CREATIVITY AND INSPIRATION. In my personal interpretation- use the f*cking fabrics you have and stop spending the money you don't have! Use your head- not your wallet.
We'll see if that is going to stick! )))))
My latest project is something to wear in work- the uniform requirements are the top part being red, my choice fell for a cute little blouse from Burda 07/2010, the fabric is a simple poly cotton, very easy to work with. I love the ruffled details along the shoulders- that will give some volume to the top, and works perfectly to balance the hip area (unfortunately, being a slight "pear" I need to constantly worry about that. )
here is this blouse gallery from Burda Fashion Photo Forum
The pattern seems to be very straightforward, the ruffled parts took the most of my time. I should say that if you use a softer fabric, it might work better with this model as cotton is just a bit stiff.
|ruffles on the sleeve - my pride of the day!!!!|
|almost done- just needs a trip to the Crafts shop for some cute buttons...|