This turned out to be a cute blouse, and a pattern that I could use again. With little adjustments, it could be made again and again. Since I also plan to wear it with the blue chinos I just bought, it forced me to hem the pants now, rather than months from now.
Total Cost: $15.32
Changes to the pattern:
1. Left out the shoulder pads
2. Replaced the lace with fabric ruffles
I attempted to learn a rolled hem, but I sincerely doubt I did it correctly.
I did discover you can still dress yourself with the back buttons. I just left the two middle ones done, and slipped it over my head. Then, I could reach behind me and button the top two and the bottom two. Ta da!
How I plan on wearing it:
The collar: It keeps curling up, so I might tack it down.
T-Rex modeling the shoulder pads I decided not to use:
I made excellent buttonholes using my attachment, and I made fabric-covered buttons, which are adorable. A new obsession....
I think the pants balance out the frou-frou girlishness of the blouse.
Next up: the lemon dress