Anyway it got me thinking about the piece that was left over. This cotton lawn fabric, from Minerva, was a wonderful choice considering I chose it online. Sadly however, it is sold out in all three colourways.
I had a piece left over so I had a 'cutting out leftovers' morning a few weeks back to stop my craft cupboard from looking shabby. Nobody wants to open their craft cupboard and see a load of mis-shapen, half cut leftovers - make way for the new stuff I say. I haven't 'vintage pledged' with Marie for a while so I picked up one of my favourites Butterick 3598 circa 1968
I didn't need a new dress but suddenly I really wanted a peter pan collar blouse. I did some measuring and adjusting. I nearly had to choose between sleeves or a collar but I decided to cut one set of collars on floral and one set with lining. In hindsight this was a good idea because the fabric was sheer so the flower pattern would have disturbed the look with the pattern showing through.
Ta dah! Looks great with my handmade skinny stretch jeans.
I added a lace zip to the outside in red which really finishes it off. I am not really keen on zips on the outside of garments but when they are pretty like this one it looks meaningful.
All done number 14 with this fabric, it has all completely gone. It has been good to do another vintage pattern for the #vintagepledge this month because I really enjoy making and wearing from my vintage pattern collection.
Thanks for stopping by. Jo x