I was lucky to pick up a lovely vintage pattern from Kestrel Finds and Makes at the Crafters’ Celidih. I was quite excited because at the time I didn’t own a vintage pattern. They intimidated me (and still do!) so I stayed clear from them. But I like a challenge and this pattern is proving to be a nice one. When reading the directions I felt as though I was deciphering a puzzle, jumping from one direction to another. I experienced a few hiccups (more due to the delicate cotton voile I was using) but I managed to put the blouse together.
With the muslin almost done I feel as though the shirt is reminiscent of a bowling shirt.
But I am not one to give up. I managed to grade this bad boy up quite a bit (from a bust size 40 to 44). And I am quite relieved that I don’t have a lot of adjustments to make to the pattern.
But I am left wondering, lace or no lace? I’m thinking matching the lace and fabric more appropriately might help it look less bowling-ish. Maybe? If I go sans lace the lovely tucks in the blouse will show, which I’d prefer. And well, it’ll guarantee that I won’t look like I am off to compete for my bowling league.