Wow, look at that face. How have I not yet been scouted for Australia's Next Top Model? One of this world's greatest mysteries I suppose...
But seriously I considered just posting that picture--no words, no review--because it really says it all. I don't count this blouse as a total failure (I'll still wear it), but it's just... meh. Let me make clear that the 'meh-ness' is entirely my fault; it has everything to do with my fabric choice (too heavy, too synthetic) and nothing to do with the pattern (which I love). What should be a relaxed, flowy blouse is instead:
Again, model scouts are you seeing this? What about ex-boyfriends? Future employers?
Ok let's get into the specifics:
Pattern: Project Runway's Pussy Bow Blouse. Great fit, great instructions. The only thing I couldn't figure out was the sleeve placket which I've never done before, so I just used some bias tape.
Fabric: I've been there, let's move on. I hate synthetic fabric.
Notions: Look at my buttons! Aren't they cutie patootie? They're from the equally cutie patootie Marie (thanks Marie!)
Changes: I cut a larger size in the hips and length
Next time: Oh yes, there will be a next time. I might give even more ease in the hips (this seems a common issue) and maybe a touch in the shoulders. I will also use a fabric that wasn't woven in the depths of hell.
Worn with: My end of the world skirt, which is the opposite of meh.