After the success of making a replica blouse of an old favourite I decided to repeat the process again.
This is an old blouse - how old I do not know because I bought it from a second hand vintage shop eight years ago. It was when Big Sis was not a sister, she was a lonesome baby and I bought this East blouse because it was good for breastfeeding and fitted my post pregnancy bigger frame at the time.
It does however have a beautiful embroidered centre piece at the front which was what stopped me putting it in the recycling bag.I also liked the relaxed peasant style for summer days when I don't want both my arms and legs out at the same time.
I made a toile out of a duvet cover after cutting up the old blouse to gauge a smaller fit. All looseley tacked so that I could rip it out easily after fitting. Check.
These became the new fabric pattern pieces ready for some new sparkling white embroidaise anglais fabric which I had left from my last blouse.
Ta dah! A new peasant blouse which is really easy to wear and has saved that lovely piece of embroidery.
Perfect for today when the UK had a scorcher and I had seen enough sun on my arms, especially my car driving right arm which is a touch rosy.
Perfectly floaty and comfortable for the school sports day today - Ouch! Hot by you today?