Skill Level: Intermediate
Her Blog: Scruffy Badger Time
Her post about the pattern: Pink Elephant Violet Blouse
What kind of fabric did you use? It’s 100% cotton with elephants all over it!
How did you decide to reflect your personal style in the pattern? I am a sucker for piping (& ricrac!) and I believe in showing off this blouse’s key feature, its pretty collar. I have to say that the bright pink elephant-strewn fabric is a departure for me and I was worried it would turn out to be a blouse suitable only for weekend fun (or bedtime!). Adding the piping, the contrast thread and large buttons was my attempt to help it to grow up a bit, and I’m glad to say that it has passed the “wear to the office” test with flying colours.
What thoughts do you have about the project? Well, I love the Violet blouse. I adore its collar, neckline & the gathered yoke, and think it’s a really pretty & useful blouse. In my view it is one of the perfect styles that can double up for work or for fun whilst reflecting a bit of character. I have so many ideas for other versions of Violet blouses, I have to stop myself and sew something else! I am going to be wearing my three Violets for the “OWOP” One Week One Pattern Challenge organised by Tilly and the Buttons during March.