Well, I'm only a week late with this post! ;) I do have a good excuse though, which is, we were on vacation! Our long-awaited trip down south finally took place, and we had a blast! :) I can't wait to share some pictures of our trip (and our outfits)!
Meanwhile, today's post is the afore-promised photos of my mom's wintry flannel ensemble.
She made a half circle skirt out of her flannel fabric, with a gorgeous coordinating blouse.
Back when she made this blouse, we hadn't done a whole lot of research on vintage patterns and styles, but she ended up doing something very vintage-appropriate without even realizing it! :)
She was planning on making this a button-front blouse, but ended up forgetting to add overlap when she cut out the front bodice pieces. As a result, she had to seam the fronts together and make some sort of opening at the neck. She finally decided on what we later found out was called a "vestee", a small piece of fabric with buttons sewn on that simply buttons into the front blouse. It ended up being just the perfect touch, and perfectly period appropriate! :) It's always great when things like that happen!!
The blouse is made from a pattern that she self-drafted, with top-stitched tucks in the front and darts in the back.
There is also quite a story behind the center front "placket." She wanted to have an accent color of some sort, so she ended up using the reverse side of the fabric for the center front and collar! It turned out beautifully, and adds the perfect touch.
The beret she is wearing is one that I (somehow....in a rare fit of crocheting creativity) made from a self-drafted pattern. Actually though, it isn't a self-drafted pattern since I didn't write any of the instructions down. ;) In any case, I just love how it looks on her! Since I am pretty well incapable of knitting, it was nice to be able to crochet a pretty beret.
Thanks for stopping by! :)