Thursday, April 19, 2012

the violet muslin

Jumping on the Violet bandwagon.  I really loved this blouse when I first set eyes on it.  A simple button up with the cutest peter pan collar, yes, please!

I started with a muslin for the shirt.  I've had this fabric for god knows how long, since I lived in Florida, which was probably 10 years ago.  I remember buying it for a 50's style dress that I cut out part of it out and never sewed (meh).  But, I bought like, 5 yards of the fabric.  Geez, beginner's mistake?  Since that initial purchase, I've used the fabric to make a pair of madeline bloomers and a pair of pj pants for my mom, now this muslin, and still have lots of the fabric leftover.

I used some pink buttons I had in my stash, but only had 6, so *still* need to sew a hook and eye on the top.  The thing is, muslin or not, I actually really like the top, so into the suitcase it went for my vacay...

on top of table mountain, cape town

my husband thinks this is dorky, whatevs, i just wanted to say hi

Earlier in the day, we went for a second round of fabric shopping.  By "we", I mean my husband was kind enough to oblige, hehe.  He's good like that.  We went to Fabric City, on a recommendation from Another Sewing Scientist.

While in there, one of the employees commented that she liked my shirt.  Now, Sue recently had a discussion about this exact situation.  Do you proudly blurt "I MADE IT" or kindly take a compliment and leave it at that?  I usually get all weird and shy if I tell someone I made something (cause most people are shocked, no?), but it shouldn't have mattered since we were in a fabric storeBut, I said thank you, with no admissions-and then my husband blurts out "SHE MADE IT".  Hahahahahaha, I love him.


  1. So, 'fess up: Was it MORE or LESS embarrassing to have someone else do the bragging?

  2. A lovely blouse!!! I also made this kind of mistake, cut and cut and cut... and then?¿?¿?¿?¿?

  3. Hahah - yay, husband! My boyfriend hasn't done that to me yet (I'm sure he will), but he does like to randomly bring up my blog as a topic of conversation when we're around other people. Blerg.

    This Violet IS adorable. I'm really in love with the cute fabric and it fits you nicely. :)

  4. What a cute muslin! I keep seeing everyones cute Violets online and it makes me want one too.

  5. @Gillian, I'm not really sure how to answer that, hahaha!

    @Maider, thank you. And good luck with all your fabric :)

    @Sue, yes, the blog has been mentioned too, it's ok, there's just that weird moment when you could get ALL geeky up in that, and you know the other's persons eyes will glaze over

    @miss crayola creepy-do it, do it, do it!!