What can I say other than I like blouses with ruffles! I made this silk dupioni top in a hurry, and now, I wish I had planned a holiday wardrobe because I truly don’t have one other than a couple of dresses.
About the top – its an old Butterick pattern which was pretty simple but I changed the flounce to a ruffle to better frame my neck and dress it up a bit. I also added a sash because I didn’t care for the tie. Last night I wore it with winter white wool pants and these Kate Spade shoes I bought last February on sale.
Today is my t h r e e – m o n t h a n n i v e r s a r y of n o clothes shopping for one year! Buying clothes is becoming a distant memory as I plod along with my scissors, pins and sewing machine. My commitment to this undertaking grows stronger with each finished garment reminding me of not only the money I’m saving, but the importance of discipline and self-improvement.
My husband invited me to go to NYC in a couple of weeks and all I can think about is going to Mood Fabrics! I never seem to get beyond museums, performances and eating in NY, but on this trip he will be working, and I’m determined to find some time for fabric shopping during the short time I am there. Please let me know if you have a favorite NYC fabric shop I might check out.