"Spring is the time of plans and projects." -- Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
So a few weeks ago I ordered 3 patterns from Deer & Doe and the first one I completed is the Chardon Skirt. After that, I just couldn't hold in my excitement to work on the other two as well because her patterns are so simple and pretty.
Day 1: Trace and cut pattern, cut fabric:
Day 2: Sew Blouse!
(I assure you that the sewing is even!
It only looks crooked because of how it is hung and how the fabric lays... it's a tad stiff here)
This blouse was much easier than I had expected given the delicate fabric but with the right sewing needle (rounded) and right tension setting, it was a breeze. My conclusion is that I am no longer intimidated by batiste and voile. I was concerned that I would destroy the fabric from messing up a lot, but with a minimum amount of practice on scrap fabric, I really didn't have any major issues with snagging, knotting, tearing, etc.
This is not a blouse I would typically buy for myself but after sewing it, I got attached to it and I think this will get a lot of wear in the near future, especially now that it is officially Spring!