Well, if not rainy, grey and nothingey. [Now here come the excuses!]  I went to set up for taking the pictures of the blouse as I said I would, ~ but the batteries in the camera were flat. At the time the light was poor, but passable. During the time the batteries have taken to charge the light didn’t improve, just got grey-er. Add that to the fact that my photography stinks, and you get this, sorry!

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As you can see [or can you?] the ‘blouse’ is finished. I had a bit of adjusting and tweaking this morning, nothing major, just as a result of having changed a dress bodice into a blouse, but all in all I’m reasonably happy with the result.Here is a very blurred picture of one of the sleeve plackets that took so long yesterday.

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Now what I am happy with are these four patterns. They were only 50p each!!!

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There is a Charity Shop, I’m not telling where, that frequently gets  someone’s stash of patterns, zips and buttons. When I have to go to the bank, the Charity Shop is just round the corner ~ darn it now some of you will probably know where it is! A couple of the patterns are hardly used and can be adapted in quite a few ways. Top left to right they are; Style#4228 Man’s shirt and trousers; Simplicity #2447 Women’s blouse/tunic [nice princess seams and centre yoke front]  and bottom left to right they are; New Look 6704 women’s blouse and McCalls M5609 button thru. shirtwaister dress.

Another great find was a double-sized  flat cotton sheet still in its wrapper for £6. It must have at least 6 metres of fabric in it of a lovely sky blue. [Some of us can remember when the sky was blue]. At £1 per metre it is a real find. It is a much fresher, brighter  light blue than this shirt , which as you may remember was made from a valance sheet. Now don’t I get browny points for repurposing and saving the planet?

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I love all things creative and an eternal enthusiast. I am enduringly interested in absolutely everything remotely creative and never happier than when being shown 'how to'.
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2 Responses to NOW DIDN’T I SAY?

  1. Carolyn says:

    These are both really beautiful shirts. I like the bow tie on the white shirt, and the contrasting buttons on the blue. Very classy and feminine 🙂
    And don’t worry, I won’t be raiding your charity shop! and the sky here in Perth has been *relentlessly* blue!

    • says:

      I have to ‘fess up now Carolyn – I ‘borrowed’ the idea of putting the pairs of buttons from one of the shirts you made for Craig!!!!

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