I haven’t shared a project in such a long time! I have had this finished for several months and already worn it a few times, but my husband snapped these photos on Thanksgiving so I could finally share the project with you!
My thanksgiving outfit was my new blouse from my Smooth Sailing pattern, paired with a jumper made from a vintage pattern several years ago, a me-made hair flower, Payless saddle shoes and white socks. I’m so excited that my hair is finally long enough to style without having to do a wet set for curls! My hair refuses to hold a hot set now that my perm has grown out.
Whenever I wear a dress or skirt with a lot of “swish”, I can’t help playing with it! I’m like a little girl playing dress up.
I saw this fabric at Joann fabrics and instantly fell in love! I knew it had to be a Smooth Sailing blouse. I’ve worn the other two I’ve made so much that they’re starting to look a little ragged. The fabric is SO cute, and so appropriate for vintage! It’s a “premium quilting cotton” be DS Quilts Collection called “Richmond Floral Red”, but mine is really more of a dark pumpkin color with a little red tone. I bought mine in the store, but it’s still available online here at Joann fabrics.
I paired the fabric with a blue piping for accent and little baby rick rack on the pockets. I had stashed some great vintage plastic floral buttons for quite a number of years and had them up on my bulletin board- knowing that sooner or later the perfect fabric compliment would come along. Well, it finally did, and now they have a home on my new blouse.
Just for kicks, gotta add this silly shot. I can haz no skillz of a pin up. LOL!
Hope you had a lovely holiday!