I discussed the matter with her several times by phone (she lives in Melbourne) and eventually we settled on a shirt or blouse. I didn't want a collar, so Itch-to-Stitch Bonn shirt raised its hand and waved madly. My first time making this pattern was a disaster to say the least, but I made the necessary alterations (forward shoulder and round back adjustments) and the second effort in black with white spots was a total success. No worries, then, you say. Wrong!
The neckband and I have a love hate relationship. I love the finished look - I hate putting it on. However after three attempts I succeeded.
I didn't want to buy buttons so I rummaged around in my button jar and selected a couple of possibles.
I had seven of the peachy ones but....
The black with the gold rim were perfect, however I had only four. I really needed five but I was determined to make four be enough so the bottom button is absent. If absolutely necessary I will put a press stud (snap fastener) there.
I am quite pleased with the finished blouse and relieved that my sister's fabric has been made up at last.
As a little light relief I made a couple of outfits for Barbie.
Pixie Faire, a little warm for our summer weather but I guess it's better than being starkers (stark naked). I should make the original sleeveless version for her.
We are having a heatwave here in Perth. 40 degrees celsius expected for four days at least. I hope it will be a little cooler on Christmas Day.