I finished the skirt way back at the end of June and took it on vacation in July but I never got the blouse finished! I hate sewing up to the last minutes!
Fabric: more curtain fabric (free)
Pattern: Butterick 7328
Notions: Buttons ($1), ric rac ($5)
First worn: August '13
Wear again: Yes! This combo is so fun, plus I think the shirt is quite enough to wear with other things.
I'm trying to decide if I like this bob style with 50s things. I got a bob cut because I'm going to be in a wedding in September and I wanted to tone down the vintage a bit for the occasion. But it is nice to have an easy go to options when I don't feel like or can't pin curl my hair.
One thing I will say if you are going to be making one of these is that unless you can get the trim cheap somewhere (ie not Jo-Ann's), you can easily run yourself $50-75 in trim alone! I didn't add nearly as much trim as I would have liked because I just couldn't justify that much money on an outfit that used to be curtains.
I still love this outfit and am so happy I finished it! The skirt is super twirly and the bold yellow color makes everybody a bit perkier.
I've been playing around with wearing less make up and I really like it. So much easier plus my face feels so much nicer when I don't wear foundation. Now I just save foundation for fancy events.
Do you have a vintage or hand-made patio dress?