Halfway through this blouse I thought, oh god, this is going to be so ugly. I procrastinated terribly, not sure that I wanted to finish the garment let alone photograph it. Now that I am finished, I think it is sort of cute. But I do think I probably chose the wrong pattern for the wrong fabric. This bold floral print was a tough choice, and probably would have worked better as a billowing circle skirt or perhaps a tiered gown for someone with a larger frame than I. (Large floral prints are not the best choice for small people because they tend to make one appear even more diminutive than normal.) But here we have it. And I am really proud of how well made this blouse is. It looks quite expensive on the hanger. The sheer delicacy of the organza is striking, and the edges (neckline, hem, and sleeves) are finished perfectly; plus I love the little tie at the neck. Finally, I feel I know how to make my own bias seam binding and attach it perfectly. Let me know what you think!
Back view, love the sheer:
Not too bad, eh?