The pattern is the Taffy blouse from the Colette sewing handbook. It suggests chiffon, georgette or lawn type fabric and this cotton did feel so fine. Until I washed and ironed it. Strange. But I carried on to make
It actually looks better off than on. The fabric is just too stiff. Rather than use the many meters of self made bias tape the pattern called for I used some ready made blue found in my pile for around the neckline (again, too stiff) and simply hemmed the sleeves. Those sleeves are larger than our largest dinner plates when spread out which makes wearing a cardy over the top rather bulky.
And yet I still like this top and have already worn it most days. Next time I shall heed those fabric suggestions...
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