Monday, August 12, 2013

Peasant Blouses

Needing some charcoal Kona solid fabric to finish a UFO, I stopped into my local Joann Fabric over the weekend. Of course, they didn't have the right grey fabric but I did find  a bargain that I couldn't pass up: McCall's patterns for 70 cents each! Crazy, huh! (The young model on the pattern thinks so too!)
 Since the pattern is marked EASY and only requires 4 pattern pieces to make each top, I figure I couldn't go wrong at that ridiculously low price. I even splurged and bought two patterns so that I wouldn't have to trace off the sizes that I wanted. (I really dislike that part of making clothing.)
 These two darling Briar Rose prints arrived at my door a couple of weeks ago and will be oh-so-cute for two little redheaded girls that I know.
 My plan is to have the blouses ready and waiting when the girls return from a family vacation next week.
The cutting is all done. I wonder how long it will take to sew these up? I'll let you know!


  1. I bet they take no time at all! Your two little grand daughters will love them and look adorable too! Love the green print- is it shamrocks?

  2. What a sweet pattern for those prints. They will look so cute. I remember the days of sewing for my daughter. I'll look forward to making cute things one of these years too.

  3. Oh my, peasant blouses....what memories! I have made of ton of these in my lifetime. I am heading to JoAnn tomorrow for a McCall pattern. You are right, it is hard to pass up that kind of a bargain!!

  4. You never lack for something to do :).

  5. It's such fun to unexpectedly come across something you "simply must make!" The pattern bargain couldn't be passed by, and the outcomes will no doubt be adorable. Once again, I'm envious of your opportunities to sew for adorable little girls. You are blessed!

  6. What a great plan. They will be cute on those little redheads!