Yes, it's a terrible pun. The first day of Spring has arrived, even if all I hear right now is the relentless rain on the skylights. But, my heart has been made happy, OH SO Happy, by the finishing of this blouse!
this post. This is a Japanese pattern and now appropriately paired with some gorgeous Nani Iro 2015 double gauze! Yes!
Like any Nani Iro groupie, I was eagerly awaiting the Spring 2015 Nani Iro releases. This was one of the first ones that Miss Matatabi got in. I debated between the yellow and white colourway, and this one, called Poppy trip. I am glad I got this charcoal grey and white. I really liked the border and plotted for days (and nights) as to how to make good use of it.
So, I decided to stitch up M142 again. I created seams down the back and the front (instead of a button front), leaving a few inches open at the top (so I can be sure to be able to pull it over my head). I actually hand basted the seams first to make sure the borders lined up as nicely as I could. Double gauze can be slippery!
I just love this blouse! Since my first try I went back and graded down the pattern for the body and it's much better. I love that I was able to creatively use that border. I think this is the first thing I've made that's made me jump up and down with glee!
Besides thanking my stitching friends for supporting me on my new sewing blog, I want to welcome new followers. I would love to hear from you.
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