Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Gardening Blouse

I made a shirt this weekend. It's the Market Blouse from Lisette Patterns (Simplicity 2211) in an Alexander Henry Reagent Street lawn fabric I bought at Bolt. When I prewashed the fabric it degraded in quality just a bit, and I was almost reluctant to spend the time making the blouse.

The prewash, however, made the fabric even softer, and now I can't take it off. I cut a size bigger than I normally do, because I like my Summer tops a bit roomy. In reality, it's probably a bit too roomy. When I make another one, I'll go down a size.

I love the style of it. I love that it has no closures and just pops over my head. I omitted the buttons on the front because the print is so busy. I like to call this my "Gardening Top", even though I have no interest in gardening.

Instead, I just enjoy all the foliage around Portland. It still doesn't feel like Spring here (I wore a sweater and coat over this blouse to walk into town), but there's still a lot of things blooming.

I love pink and green together, and this shirt matches some of my favorite trees around the neighborhood.

PS. You can win this pattern, and all the other Spring Lisette patterns, by entering the May Giveaway here.


sew nancy said...

That print looks great on you. I love the shots you took of yourself in int

Liesl said...

I love it, Holly! And you're about as cute as they come. Great photos!

Cat said...

"pop overs" are the best...and perfect for summer! I love the fabric you chose and the over all ease of this shirt!

I have had a sewing itch too as of late...in fact, I am borrowing my mom's sewing machine this weekend to scratch that itch :)

xx Cat brideblu