I've been following the lovely blog of Handmade Jane for a few months and have loved catching up with her dressmaking story and her style which is something I have aspired to.
One of her posts really got me going on the dressmaking lust that I had contained for so long (out of sheer panic that there is simply no way I could achieve fabulous results like her!)
The post was about this lovely blouse she made.....
And the inspiration for it..............
So I started to scour the earth for Simplicity 4238!
I very quickly found it in Etsy in a lovely little shop with a sweet story called Crazy Grandmas Attic.
The size was a 32 bust and I figured it could be a bit small for me, but decided to take a risk as, even without any sewing experience, I was sure I could somehow size this up to fit!
A short while later, this pretty little package arrived from America........
Apart from the delicious sketches and the aged packaging and pattern...look at the price!
This precious pattern is currently languishing on my bookcase awaiting some soft cotton, maybe lawn, to fall into my shopping basket (hur-herm!), in the meantime I have started my dressmaking journey with trousers!
More about that another time....when I've got my head round it!
Until my next post...see ya!