about time!

welp!  my new dress form arrived yesterday (love you, Amazon!  so quick!) and I thought it was about time I got my shit together and made something of this blog.  I’ve got a massive backlog of crap I’ve made that I’d like to get up here eventually, but I’ll start with just one.

I used Burdastyle.com’s peasant blouse pattern, although I modified it quite a bit to my liking.  I made the neckline a drawstring and cut the sleeves short, and I lengthened the torso, using the selvedge as a hem.  I used cotton voile, which I just love, for this shirt.  the torso pieces are doubled up, and the sleeves are a single layer.  this is the perfect summer shirt for me – light and breezy, can be dressed up with jeans or worn loose and free over a bikini.  it also, though not period correct, could be used as a chemise when I ever get around to working on my costumes again.  I feel like making a half dozen more so that I have a full set 😀