Added Aug 1, 2010
Montego Bay, Jam...
One of the benefits of knowing how to create your own pattern is seeing something in a store or online and making one yourself for little or nothing. I had the picture of this blouse in my file for some time (maybe 3 yrs) and then one day, I went in a store and saw this thin off-white stripe material. It was also pretty cheap, think it stayed there without anyone knowing the potential that it had, I snapped it up and went home and when I went through some old pics, I knew what I was going to make with it.
Sorry that only one pic is available. I gave away the shorts because they got a little too small however I still own the top which ALSO does not fit and have to be re-made in the future.
I lined the blouse because the material was thin, again after examining it recently, I knew that the best thing would have been to shirr the back to give it more ease and stretch.
The shorts were my FAVORITE. I actually love both items but I especially love green, I had the material laying about because I was thinking it was too stiff for a shirt but too thin for shorts however after walking in some stores, I realized that shorts material didn’t have to be denim thick to be sewn so I came home and completed this.
….and both of them would have to be redone…sigh
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