I am looking a little serious today, aren't I. The truth is, I was probably more interested in staring at the sky than taking photos of myself today. You see at 10.30am, I noticed that I needed to turn on the lights, despite the fact that the sun was shining. I realised that I had forgotten about the eclipse. I whipped my camera outside to take photos of the strange light that ensued and in the process, snapped this photo as well.
Today I am wearing my first version of Sewaholic's Alma blouse. Another reason for the serious pose may be the fact that this blouse is a little on the large size. I made it to a size 10 as my measurements dictated but it wasn't until after I completed it that I realised that there is a huge amount of ease in this pattern and that I would have been better to go down a couple of sizes. This American sizing takes some getting my head around. My size 10 New Zealand sizing is very different to American size 10. The fact that I can take it off without undoing the side invisible zipper should have been a give away that all was not well with the sizing. Any ho, it is rather lucky really that this fabric is quite sheer and can actually take a larger size...phew! Note to self....draft American sizing at least two sizes smaller.
Any ho, sizing issues aside, this is how I did it. I bought some bargain bin (luckily in this instance) cotton voile type fabric from Lincraft in this gorgeous orange, and this became my blouse. The white collar fabric was a tiny remnant left over from this skirt.
The verdict...will I wear this blouse? The answer is yes! Despite being disappointed in the fact that it is too big, I do rather like it and being large does make it easy to wear. Will there be more? Yup for sure! In fact, there is one on my mannequin right now!