Added Dec 6, 2009
Benesov, Czech R...
I found this vintage blouse for free at the thrift store. The outer collar was weird, it was huge for me, especially at the shoulders, and the sleeves were too wide, long and looked weird. (See before photo) But I loved the fabric and the golden thread in it, the beautiful lace and dark green ribbon. I made it smaller in the shoulders and upper body, I cut off the outer collar, cut it in half and made ruffles from it in the front. I shortened the sleeves and put an elastic at the ends, sawed the green satin ribbon at the collar, so it stays in place. There was a missing button in the front, so I put new one there (I had two left from the cut sleeves). In the end I put round elastic across the blouse, to create a slight a-line (which didn´t happen, but I guess I don´t mind). I like it now! I feel like Jane Eyre or something :). Not that I have anywhere to wear it… I´ll wear it around the house I guess, washing the dishes :).
cotton, polyester blend vintage blouse
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