So here is the first wearable mock-up of my new kimono sleeve blouse pattern! I actually quite like it! There are a few tweaks still to be made, but in the 3 versions I have made since this one, I have worked out most of them. The blouse buttons up the back as closure, which has reminded me that I don't like machine made buttonholes. I am now on a quest to figure out how to do bound buttonholes, and also...to acquire the patience to do bound buttonholes.
In other news, these are my new white shoes! You may remember in this post, I featured these shoes. Well reader, I bought them! I figured I would check them out since they were so darn inexpensive. The cons? yes they do smell like glue/faux leather, pros? they fit great, don't hurt, and the faux leather is actually of relatively good quality. I really like them actually! I'm even considering buying a pair in another color and perhaps DIYing a pattern onto them with leather paint. Egyptian revival shoes anyone? It is still just an idea currently...but I am considering it!
The other new items in this outfit are the carved celluloid necklace and earrings! I am so excited about this set, expect to see a lot of it this spring/summer. Gotta love good old Etsy!
|Blouse: Made by me|
Skirt: Made by me
Necklace and Earrings: Vintage (Etsy)
Shoes: Amazon (here)
Bracelet: Vintage (Etsy)
Sunglasses: Forever 21