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...