Last month I finally got the chance to reuse a pattern I’d drafted 4 years ago. At the time I had wanted to make another, but I had the usual story of too many other patterns and projects jumping the queue. I bought this black and white viscose with a 60s inspired print from Minerva Crafts that I decided would be just right for giving that pattern a second chance.
I left out a couple of details this time round. Because of the print I didn’t include any of the tucks that were on the first blouse, & I didn’t use the concealed buttonstand. I used French seams thoughout, so it’s all nice and neat on the inside. A post of the construction details can be read here. The buttons are vintage, black faceted glass balls. They are maybe a little heavy for the fabric, but I like the way they catch the light!
The viscose is light and drapey, and it’s just what this pattern requires. I wanted something that would flow and be comfortable to wear now in the winter, and again in the summer with linen trousers. I like how it works with the jeans and trousers in my wardrobe now & am looking forward to wearing it in the summer.
I can’t quite believe it’s Christmas in just over a week, and there are still so many projects that I’ve not blogged yet! Time to pull my socks up!