Tuesday, 11 August 2015

white spotty blouse and rain

I made myself a new blouse last week. It's another version of McCall's 5359. I'm a great believer in using a pattern more than once to get your money's worth out of it. I wish I'd kept an accurate count of how many blouses I've made with this one. Lots and lots and lots!!

Here's a close-up of the fabric - white spotty polycotton - and the flowery buttons.

Now, I might have moaned a time or two - or ten! - about the awful weather we've been having this "summer". Well, just in case you didn't believe me, here's some proof. This was yesterday afternoon, from my sewing room window. No wonder Scotland is so green!

16 comments:

  1. Lovely and practical blouse pattern and why not get your money's worth if it fits well. You always do such a good job and I thought of you last night whilst watching Great British Sewing Bee (we are always about a year behind what you've seen), but then we had our first episode of The Chelsea Garden Challenge and that was great too. It's very green here too, but we've had two days without rain in a row, so hope it's fine today as we are having 12 solar panels put on our roof! Take care and stay dry.

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    1. Thanks, Susan. I would never out myself up for the Sewing Bee. Apart from the fact that I couldn't possibly sew for 6 hours non-stop like they sometimes do, I'd probably forget everything I know!

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  2. Your blouse is very pretty - I like your flowered buttons. I love to sew and need to make a conscious effort to devote some time to it. I like this pattern - pretty and classic. Send some rain this way - we are having the driest summer on record here near 'rainy' Seattle!

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    1. Oh my goodness, I would *love* to send some rain your way. I am heartily sick of it right now!

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  3. Lovely blouse - as always. I was up on the 5th floor at work when the rain started and I couldn't understand what everyone was gawking out the windows at. Then, when I saw it, I just stood and watched for about 5 minutes!! Crazy summer!

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    1. At least I got the washing hung out and dried today. And I think it's supposed to be sunny tomorrow ... although, I'll believe that when I see it!!

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  4. It's an excellent pattern, as it looks so different depending on your fabric choice - and I love the buttons. The forecast on BBC Breakfast this morning was much better for us for the next couple of days - fingers firmly crossed!

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    1. Thanks, Anne. It was dry here today so I got the washing dried outside! Yay! I think it's meant to be sunny with us tomorrow and then rain again on Friday. *sigh*

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  5. The blouse is lovely and it's great to get using the pattern multiple times. The weather in Northern Ireland, where I am, is very similar to yours.

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    1. Thanks, Gillian. I'm kind of glad you're getting the same weather as we are. At least we're not alone in our wetness!

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  6. Yep, I agree, a lot of rain!!!!! Let us hope for an indian summer! Another great blouse, I like the buttons and the fabric is very pretty too. Hope you enjoy wearing it. xx

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    1. Thanks, Amy. :o) I'm kind of scared to say it but it's really sunny today. Yay! Mind you, it's forecast to rain tomorrow so best make the most of it whilst it's here!

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  7. Very nice, Anne. It looks fresh and crisp, everyone should have a white blouse like that in her wardrobe.

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer. A nice white blouse never goes amiss! :o)

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  8. It's a lovely blouse and a style which can be casual or dressed up a bit. It's been non stop rain here all day.

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    1. Thanks, Jo. We actually had sun today - but rain is forecast again for tomorrow.

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