Day 14 is the winner of this summer’s sewing. I haven’t worn it very much since making it because it feels so dressy, but I always feel great when I wear it.
Blouse: Hollywood 1351, skirt: McCall 9005
Day 15 is a mixed bag. I love the blouse, but almost feel ridiculous in the big bow. I’m currently working on a solid white version, without interfacing in the bow. I’m also not sure how I feel about the cardi. It started life as a bolero, before I lengthened the pattern. I was concerned about hiding my “problem areas” that a bolero wouldn’t hide, but I think the longer length is kinda blah. However, it feels a need of covering my arms in the sleeveless blouse, but not as heavy as a long sleeve cardi. A few degrees cooler, and I would need long sleeves.
The blouse is a new retro reprint Simplicity 2154. Cardi is an early 1930’s Butterick 4046.