pleated denim skirt - made by me // woven belt - f21
pearls - gift // lipstick - Retro Red by NYC
I've had this piece of vintage hunter green chiffon/rayon in my stash for over a year, unsure of what to do with it. Last week I was really noticing a new trend I'm seeing everywhere - semi-sheer blouses with peter pan collars - and on an impulse, I decided to try something similar on the chiffon. I took a slice out of an afternoon to make the design, cut it out, and stitch it up, all while listening to a really beautiful Librivox recording of Bleak House - highly recommended, by the way!
Meet my new favorite top. The drape is silky, fluid, and so very comfortable, adding a touch of fancy to a very wearable design. The color is perfection, while the little pin dot clusters are too adorable! A friend gave me the fabric, and I'm not sure how old it is, but the pattern looks very 40s-50s to me.
I'm hoping to make this design again - maybe with a cotton print, or even a jersey knit for winter coziness.
I also completed one of those half-finished stash projects that had me baffled last month - a box-pleated denim skirt (with pockets!). Looks simple, but I had a terrible time getting those pleats even, and a worse time getting them to lay flat on me! I can't wait to get a dressform.
I was hoping to add this pleated skirt, which I think turned out wonderfully, to my collection of made-to-order skirts in the shop, but until I get a dressform I think I'll wait on that one:)
And to top everything off, a string of pearls is always in season. I finally bought myself a tube of lipstick - I went for a good rich red - which is perfect for the Autumn transition.
How would you style this blouse? And what I really want to know - would you like to see it in the shop?