Finished Project: Autumn Floral Smooth Sailing Blouse

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!

7 Comments on Finished Project: Autumn Floral Smooth Sailing Blouse

  1. Alli
    November 23, 2012 at 8:43 pm (9 years ago)

    That whole outfit is super cute! I love it! :)

  2. Sean MacKenzie
    November 24, 2012 at 10:51 am (9 years ago)

    Such a darling ensemble! Don’t worry, I lack pinup skills, too. :-P

  3. Tasha
    November 26, 2012 at 8:46 am (9 years ago)

    Aww, I love that last photo the best, so adorable! The blouse looks great, and that fabric and piping really is perfect. I love it with the whole outfit!

  4. stacy
    November 26, 2012 at 10:45 am (9 years ago)

    love your outfit.hope everyone there loved it.
    the dress is really cute.the saddle shoes and white bobby socks are adorable.
    I love wearing them

  5. Ginger
    November 27, 2012 at 11:25 am (9 years ago)

    This is so cute! And I LOVE your hair!

  6. Ivan
    December 9, 2012 at 8:03 pm (9 years ago)

    Great dress, Jo-Ann’s does have some really great prints on occasion. I remember one paisley print I bought for a shirt and when I wanted to re-buy I never managed to find it again.