I managed of course to get a bit of sewing in, I've been wanting to sew up a pussy bow blouse, but I can't really find a good pattern. I really love this Burda pattern with the massive bow, but I'm a little intimidated (read - lazy) by the thought of having to print every PDF sheet of paper off and construct the pattern and then cut it out.
So Simplicity 2501 wasn't really a pussy bow as such, but had a version with gathered sleeves and a tie, which I just extended so it was long enough to form a bow, and it worked out really well.
This fabric was really see through so I had to underline the whole thing in a thin white cotton which was a bit of a pain, but it really made the fabric pop having the bright white backing behind it as it looked a lot cheaper and flimsier beforehand.
Here's the finished product -
So - it must be time to make a dress next after all these tops! I owe some of my mates birthday dresses from last year, ha, so I should probably get started on one of those.
I'll just take this opportunity to show you this amazing 30s style fabric that's sitting pretty in my stash, I only got 2 metres of it (idiot), so I'm thinking of making a simple fitted shift dress. The loud print deserves a simple design, so I'm on the hunt for a dress requiring a small amount of fabric, Spotlight are really putting out some amazing vintage inspired fabrics and I hear they've just put on ANOTHER vintage style line, exciting!!