I have been sewing a lot, and blogging less. Some of my sewing has really been going in circles – normally I like to make something, finish and move on to the next but the last few months I have been sewing a few things at the same time, and dawdling on the finish.
I started these Bianca’s ages ago. I used the Wear Lemonade Free Bianca pattern and thought it would be a cute update for this ‘blackwatch’ plaid skirt, which ultimately I think it is. I cut the plaid as usual for the main body, but had not enough to plaid match sleeves fully so I only matched them on the cross grain. Personally I don’t mind this as it looks even. I did not like the Bianca collar and perhaps its because I don’t wear shirts (?) but eitherway I tried doing a more casual collar with notches. I still think the collar is too tight but other than that its a sweet blouse.
At the same time, I decided I really needed a white blouse with peter pan collar so I upcycled a white shirt to make this. To add a bit of interest I tried out a lot of the decorative stitches in the machine in a grey thread. I have yet to put a button and loop close at the back but at least they are both now FINISHED!