Sunday, May 6, 2012
The Taffy Blouse & Lady Mary's Walking Skirt
I have finally finished my Taffy Blouse! This was a great skill-building project, as I used a slippery poly-chiffon, which I also lined with an equally slippery rayon. I like the simplicity of the pattern; only three pieces are needed.
Despite being a great learning experience, I do not like the blouse. I love the fabric I used, but the full sleeves are not flattering on my wide shoulders. I feel a bit like I should be doing the bogo pogo in Strictly Ballroom when I'd rather be dancing Fran and Scott's fantastic Paso Doble.
I am, however, quite pleased with my version of Lady Mary's Walking Skirt. I picked up a few yards of green suiting for a steal and used Butterick 5763 from my stash. I love the ease of wrap skirts and the combination of the fabric and the bias cut has given it a beautiful drape.
I chose to make the skirt reversible and lined it in a complimentary green cotton pin dot. I have always liked those cute reversible wrap skirts by Libby Dibby and it was high time I had my own. The just below the knee length is ideal for daily wear and the neutral green goes with several of my tops and blouses.
While my Taffy will not be worn again, my walking skirt certainly will. I love the style and fit and plan on making a few more for my me-made wardrobe.