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lisette 1879 souvenir blouse & shorts

Added May 12, 2013

by cathytxtwfr

Ouidah, Benin






Nothing too special here, just a great stash buster to use up some leftover print fabric I had! I love busy colorful gold prints toned down by some simple white secondhand sheets.

It’s really comfortable and I can’t wait to start wearing this! There’s more in my sewing journal here: http://cathywu.com/journal/treadling/2013/05/12/lisette-1879-souvenir-blouse-shorts-aka-im-not-stepping-out-of-my-beninese-house/


Summer, Spring
Garment Type

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    May 12, 2013, 08.49 AMby Mary Athey

    this is fabulous on you cathy, i can understand your frustration at not being able to wear it out. different cultures eh!!, its a shame as you look fab wearing it. i loved reading your blog its so intetesting and of course theres bosco. you should post the chair you covered as its so well done. Do you travel on your own cathy?? It must be lovely to experience life this way. Your photos are lovely as well x

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      May 12, 2013, 09.05 AMby cathytxtwfr

      i do and i don’t – i might start off alone but end up making friends along the way! Thank you mary :)

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    May 12, 2013, 07.40 AMby omgdora

    My first thought seeing the picture was “OMG I can see her knees! That shameless floozie!” I’m totally getting a Beninese education from your blog :)

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      May 12, 2013, 08.26 AMby cathytxtwfr

      haha! thank you :) It’s sadly folded up in my backpack suitcase – but come september i’ll be out and about with it!

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