Despite the fact that have been plodding on getting bits of alterations done for others and of course the caravan seating project there hasn't really been any sewing for myself. It is also a delicate balance in that I don't buy fabric very often, I try to mainly recycle and not get sucked into the mindset of needing more. With all this in mind I will be taking care with item as it is new fabric, and hopefully it will look good on when complete.
This is the fabric, the little elephants caught my eye.
As everyone who sews will know sometimes you love a fabric and a design but once it is complete it just does nothing for you and unlike a bought item you can't return it. Fortunately this doesn't happen that often and I do try to have gratitude for all the projects that turn out well and accept that some were just not meant to be.
On a thrifty note I didn't need to buy any notions when I bought the fabric as it is white so I already have the cotton in plentiful supply. I also keep any small buttons off shirts when my husband has finished with them so there are plenty of those around and there is just enough facing in my sewing box for the front and collar.
I am using a blouse that I own already as I like the fact that it is small and neat, the collar only comes to the sides as the neck forms a sort of v. I just lay it down and work around it.
I have cut these pieces slightly longer as this blouse is quite short in the body.
I'm going to mark these onto paper so I don't have to mess about with the blouse again a different day.
This is where I'm up to, I am not going to rush to finish it today as there are lots of other things I also need to get done and I want to enjoy the process not just rush to the finish. That is me sometimes with sewing, hurrying to get it all done in one sitting.