I am in LOVE with my new Funked Out Peasant Blouse! I made this last weekend and I've already worn it three times.
I'm embarrassed to say that I "started" this over a year ago. It was actually Emma's Pick Of The Week on November 9, 2009 when I had just cut out the Soiree fabric.....
And then.....somehow.....it got tucked away and forgotten about. And I started other projects. Which aren't finished yet either. And then I randomly decided to go back and finish this project. Please tell me I'm not the only one who does things like this! Please! Pretty please!
Anyway....here's one of those fabulous self-portraits of me wearing the blouse. Of course I decided that I HAD to have a picture of me in the blouse the second after John left for a week long work trip.
I think it's comfortable, cute, flattering and feminine. And it made me finally conquer my nemesis - ZIPPERS! For the first time in 30-some years I feel like I've finally properly installed a zipper. Yay for simple victories!
Oh, and if you're wondering....the blouse itself was pretty easy (Confident Beginner and above) to put together and took just a few hours. And I love it so much that I've already started my second blouse - aqua Soiree fabrics and short sleeves (it comes with options for two sleeve lengths - short or the 3/4 length). It also looks great in all one fabric if you're not into the "multiple fabrics in one blouse" thing.
I highly recommend this pattern and I'm already putting together fabric combinations for blouse #3!