|Lovely Blue Silk. I love natural fibers!|
When I saw this blue silk at the fabric store, I was blown away by the vivid blue color. The blue did lose a bit of punch after I washed it, but I didn't let that stop me from forging ahead. This is a lining silk, so crinkles quite a bit, like parachute jumpsuits of way back when.
I did make a few adjustments to this pattern. I changed the neckline to be faced, added shaping to the back, took in the shoulder point a little, redrew the sleeve to be larger, took up the hem, and took up the sleeve for lack of fabric.
Now that I see the pictures of it on, I know I still need to work on some fit concerns. I will definitely make this blouse again. It's much easier to perfect the fit when reusing a pattern. Furthermore, this pattern is great for plain colors, which I wear often.
I took these pictures around Chico. The earrings, bracelet and broach (on chain) are Swarovski, and the jeans are NYDJ. The plain neck of this blouse is great for jewelry, no?