Vintage Vogue

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I made this plaid blouse several weeks ago but have just had a chance to take some pictures. I wear this top all of the time, and it is so cozy in the cold weather I've even worn it to bed! I made it of super soft, brushed cotton, and trimmed it in eyelet lace.

I was really excited about this project, since it had a lot of "tricky" sewing, including the placket and the most unusual yoke-sleeve contraption I've ever seen in my life!

I added a ribbon tie to the waist to make it a little more feminine. I often find sash-style belts kind of uncomfortable, so stretch and zig-zag stitched some wide elastic into the centre of the sash to add a little stretch to it.

My two days off are no coming to a close. I feel extra sad to have my days over today, I'm not sure why. I'm so tired of my day job... I'm finding it harder and harder every day to feel grateful for this job, even though I know I should be. Has anyone else had a job that they really disliked? If I lived in any other city, I'd just look for another job, but after almost a year of looking for work here, I've given up on that hope in that regard! So now I'm just trying to find ways to make the job I have (and hate) a little more bearable...


  1. I have an embarrassingly large collection of these 1970's shirt/semi-ethnic style patterns, but they are all so cute and look so comfortable that I don't seem to be able to pass them up. I love seeing them "brought to life", sewn up (well, I love seeing any vintage pattern "brought to life", really).

  2. You are so talented. I love seeing what you make from a pattern that I wouldn't be able to see such potential in. You aren't a "seamstress," you are a fabric artist :)Really.
    I had a job that I hated so much, it made me miserable. I was a teacher's assistant for a special needs child who was really mentally ill and should have been in a special school. Basically, I was an underpaid babysitter. He cussed me out regularly and called me all kinds of stuff, and I had to write down all of the crazy mean stuff he said and did to teachers and students. It was really miserable and not worth it. But, it taught me a lot about what I wanted and didn't want in my career :)
    Hang in there!

  3. I hear you on the weather front!!! I just want to feel warm again! Your blouse looks so snug and toasty though...

    Love the lacey knickers below too!

  4. Hello Sarah, I enjoy reading your lovely posts so much that I nominated you a for a Stylish Blogger Award :) If you accept it please tell us 7 things about you and give it to 7 bloggers.


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