Sassy Librarian Blouse, View 2

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I decided to use some hand-stitching to soften the look on this version--hand stitching the arm bands and using the invisible stitch to hem the bottom. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Pay close attention to the helpful hints Christine is always adding. Her experience shows. She's like a good friend, advising and guiding.

What you will need

  • White Cotton fabric
  • white shank buttons

Q&A with ceyloninthepm

Knitsandsews asked:
This looks great! What a classic top that will be wearable forever.
ceyloninthepm answered:
Yes, and here I am in Year II still receiving compliments. The most recent came from a hip, 30-something-year-old.
Birdsong Bows asked:
Love this! You've inspired me to make an all-white version as well.
ceyloninthepm answered:
I'm glad you like it. This is a mock dotted swiss fabric--I should have sprung for the real thing, I think--but I like this fine.
Nolly1 asked:
great to see a lady of my vintage wearing this lovley blouse inspirational how did you find the boat neck., i am worried i want do it well enough
ceyloninthepm answered:
I like the boat neck. It shows some skin but is in no way voluptuous. Sorry I haven't been on line! That shows my "vintage," too!
jillyc asked:
Your picture has inspired me. I kept thinking this might be too young on me, but you proved me wrong. It looks so nice on you. I love the setting for the picture.
ceyloninthepm answered:
Well, I'm glad of that. I have really enjoyed wearing this blouse. Okay, I do have to iron it. Another proof of my "vintage"--I iron! Thank-you for your kind remark. I just read Jennifer L. Scott's Lessons from Madame Chic 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris, if I may give plug. Surely a Sassy Librarian ought to be forgiven for pushing a book....