Monday, June 15, 2015

Straw, Navy, and Blue







Well, I have been quite MIA haven't I? Not only was I working all weekend, but I spend Friday with friends and going to the theater! Before I knew it, I hadn't posted in days! I'm happily back on track now, and happy to show you all the finished version of the blouse project that had been giving me trouble.

This blouse was inspired by the character Elsa Schneider from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. The collar and sleeves are similar to those of her silk blouse from the German castle scene. I'd love to make one in silk like the blouse in the film someday! I still have some fixes to make to this blouse pattern, fixing the back of the collar a bit, lengthening the sleeves, adding a bit more ease through the bust and waist. Still, I can't help but love the billowy bishop sleeves!

I picked up this vintage straw hat from Etsy a few weeks ago and it has been waiting for an outfit to match. I love the delicate navy veiling, there is always something so fun about a full veil like this one!

Now I have to get going on today's sewing, I am finally working on my bustle gown!

Skirt: Made by me
Blouse: Made by me
Hosiery: What Katie Did
Shoes: Modcloth
Hat: Vintage
Bracelet: Banana Republic
Earrings: Vintage

14 comments:

  1. The blouse is amazing!! What a stunning shape, and I love the colour too. Fantastic work :)

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  2. Beautiful blouse - and whole outfit! Kx

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  3. That turned out spectactularly well, it's a gorgeous blouse! You must be very proud of yourself. Looking good x

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    1. Thank you Porcelina! I can only see the things I'd like to change, so I am glad you like it!

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  4. I just found your blog, and have spent the entire day reading and enjoying your posts :)
    I think you are very talented, and have proper style. Thank you for all this inspiration!

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    1. Thank you so much Siri, that means a lot to me! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit! :)

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  5. Stellar outfit! That blouse is breathtaking and I love how the blues here are both serene and vibrant at the same time. Gorgeous!!!

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thank you Jessica! I am actually going to be making a darker navy blue skirt soon, as sometimes I find this one too bright! It will be nice to have a darker navy to wear into next fall.

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  6. I adore the collar on your blouse, I think it looks so fabulous, and that hat is too cute! I have been craving navy for my wardrobe, and you are definitely giving me some inspiration to ponder. ❤

    xox,
    bonita of Lavender & Twill

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    1. Thank you Bonita! I can defiantly vouch for adding navy to one's wardrobe, I used to be a black only person, but adding navy has really freshened up my closet. I am slowly learning to add more solids to my wardrobe after sticking with prints for so long, I needed something to pair with all of the prints after a while!

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  7. Beautiful! I love this blue outfit, the blouse is just lovely.

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    1. Thanks Kate! I just found some lovely grey silk on sale so I may end up making another blouse like this soon!

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