Thursday, October 25, 2012

A Little Calico Blouse

Genevieve finally grew into a teal corduroy jumper that I bought at a thrift store years ago.  She had nothing to go with it, but I had a vision of a little calico blouse.



I had a hard time tracking down tiny flowers in colors that would suit - I had a very specific vision in my mind, although I couldn't figure out how the vision got there.

I added some length to a size 5 pattern, but the neckband turned out a bit tight (I just moved the buttons down).  It's the first time I sewed raglan sleeves, and they weren't too hard.

 
And yesterday, I traced the source of my vision:  it's my first-grade school picture from the early 80s. . . a calico blouse and a corduroy Osh-Kosh jumper.  Happy.


11 comments:

  1. It's perfect! And it gives me some ideas of what to do with the red jumper I found at the thrift store...

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  2. So sweet. I love the way you dress Miss G! And, the blouse is beautiful.

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  3. Oh, how sweet! The both of you.

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  4. So sweet! Love the blouse, and WOW - she looks so like you at that age!!! It's the perfect autumn, girly, pretty and practical outfit : )

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  5. Oh, how sweet! And my does your girl look strikingly like you at that age! Strikingly!

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  6. What a beautiful little girl and a beautiful blouse.. I love floral blouses with jumpers ..so cute.
    And how amazing.. that you had this vision of the little floral blouse, and you had one like it.. How sweet...

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  7. Vicarious much? =)

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  8. It's sweet. Isn't the memory a wonderful thing? Ignore Brother; he's just jealous of your blouse :)

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  9. Love the teal colour and the retro cuteness xo

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  10. I love it! So sweet and yes, it has a retro feel which I LOVE.

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  11. The blouse is lovely and perfect for the courdroy.
    I remember my girls when they were small wearing courdroy. When they out grew clothes, I made many into dolls clothes including courdroy trousers for the dolls. Somehow you remind me of me.
    P.S. I can't spell courdroy.

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