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I decided earlier this summer that I needed to sew more skirts and blouses. I love how easy it is to wear separates. Still, I’m slow to follow-through. The Completion of my latest sewing projects only reaffirms my earlier notion. 

There’s a mash-up of eras represented in this ensemble: the fabrics are contemporary, the skirt pattern is from the 70’s, the blouse pattern is from the 50’s, and, my best guess is, the buttons are from the 40’s. 

Hopefully, I’ll be a smarter sewer and make more of what works for me in the future. What SHOULD you be sewing? Are you? There’s more pictures and pattern links: HERE.



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  • PepperReed September 23, 2013, 5:03 pm

    Love that blouse! and the plaid is awesome! Good Job!

  • Deb September 23, 2013, 8:00 pm

    LOVE the blouse! Adorable fit, and I love the neck tie. Great fabric choice too. So cute!

  • mariebayarea September 23, 2013, 10:06 pm

    Adorable blouse and skirt

  • EmSewCrazy September 24, 2013, 10:05 pm

    Super cute outfit. Love the bow blouse!

  • Jessamyn September 26, 2013, 7:09 am

    I would snap this blouse up if I saw it in a shop, and that’s really saying something for me – I am so picky! The delicate plaid was a brilliant choice: it keeps the twee factor of the bow from becoming overwhelming, and emphasizes the taper down to the waist. And I’m a sucker for those ’30s-’40s buttons.

  • Sewin Love September 26, 2013, 9:46 am

    Buttons look earlier to me sweetie, I would go as far as to say early 1930’s, a distinct deco look!

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