....it’s a bird, it’s a plane.....it’s a big blue blouse!
Well actually it’s McCalls 5885, just in the wrong fabric and the wrong size.
I have been wanting to make up this pattern ever since I got it a couple of months ago, and was inspired by this pic from The Satorialist to try for a chambray style.
Trouble is my chambray is much too heavy (which I knew even before I cut it but ploughed on ahead anyway) and I cut a size 14 when I should have cut a 12 *sigh*.
Trying to master the mirror shot. Miss C aka The Shadow is of no help whatsoever.
This was going to be for the Wardrobe Contest but it doesn’t really go with my other pieces and I need to do some work to beat it into shape.
The sleeve hem is supposed to be gathered onto a band but I think that this will accentuate the balloon effect so I might give that a miss and go for a straight hem.
And a couple of rounds in a hot wash cycle in the machine might help soften it up.
On the plus side the fabric only cost me $2 and I still have enough left for a pair of summer shorts.
The pattern itself is actually super easy and deserves a proper review so I will post up the details when I can bear to try it on again.