The Clare Blouse

 May I introduce you to Clare?  She’s a sweet simple little top, but I do love her.

The Details:

Fabric:  A Cotton Lawn I believe
Cost:  $0, I picked this up as a scrap from a theatre I worked at before Henry was born.  There was just enough for a little shirt.
Pattern:  New Look 6344
Notes:  I love the way this shirt turned out, but it owes a lot for shrinking a bit after being was when it was done.  Just like the green dress this pattern is ridiculously large around the back for me.  I could easily take out three inches up the center back.  It was a quick sew though and I was so happy that I had just enough fabric to make my own bias binding for around the arms and neck – and the pattern was just perfect that the little flowers ran centered through the binding.
Feelings:  I’m pretty sure I love this shirt – though if I made it again I’d have to adjust the pattern from this shirt as it is now because of the change in size.

And a big thank you to Christy for giving me a few photography tips – we took advantage of a cloudy day and I’m happy to see my skin is no longer nearly as “Sparkly Vampire” white as it was in those first pictures.  Now on to that haircut and a fresh box of color!  And much love to my husband who insist that the camera doesn’t do me justice…. oh for the skill of being photogenic.

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  1. Come sew with me! I will provide the Dr. Pepper! This outfit is perfect. If I saw you out and about I would think to myself “I wish I looked that pulled together.” xo

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