Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it. ~Bill Cosby
This Butterick pattern offered all of the qualities I like in a blouse.
Close fitting but not tight, and structured but not stiff. A straight and flattering peplum is attached at the waist, and the tie extensions remind me of one of my favorite tops I paid a fortune for at Sea Island, Georgia. I have always wanted to know how to make these ties.
Bill Cosby is right!
After I saw Sew4Fun’s cute turquoise top I wanted to make this pattern more than I was afraid of making mistakes. I used this orange linen which adapted nicely to the pattern. Now that I’ve finished, I dare say those past mediocre collars and rows of buttonholes were due to sloppiness alone.
Waiting until the final month of sewing my own clothes for a year to make this cute top could be a blessing. I already had the skills but I wasn’t ready to use them…. Perhaps I should search for more :)