Well, I've been excited to post about this blouse ever since I made it..... a year ago. Yeah I know, lazy.
Anyway, why am I so excited to post about this blouse? Mainly because it is a repurposed garment, and I just love the process and idea behind making something new out of something old or no longer useable. Enter this shirt which I've both loved and hated:
I was given this shirt as a "you just had a baby and you're too big still to wear normal sized clothing" gift, and so consequently I've never liked it (you mothers will understand this immediately). It could have been made by Coco Chanel herself and I still would have hated it. But I digress.....
I have always loved swiss dot, just not for an adult (at least not in this way). To me it's a very juvenile fabric and it's perfect for a sweet little girl. The only problem is, I always liked the wrong side better because of the fuzziness of it. Well here was my chance to use it the way I wanted to:
What do you think? I used a contrasting fabric for the trim and I just love the little pink buttons on the back. I so love this little shirt. I think I'm going to force Greta to wear it tomorrow!
*Oh, and I need to plug Oliver + S again because they are my new favorite kids pattern company, I have all of their patterns and have loved everything I have made from them. Check them out, they just released some great new patterns!
Pattern: Oliver + S 2+2 Blouse