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another weekend getaway….

Another Weekend Getaway blouse, anyway!  And yes, it was the perfect palate cleanser.  (Thanks for your supportive and helpful comments about my skirt, by the way!)

Liesl + Co Weekend Getaway Blouse

Oh, a headless photo! Well, it was taken at the end of the day. This time I made the blouse in printed rayon from Darn Cheap Fabrics. I love the way that rayon drapes and flows against the skin. It doesn’t cling, but it doesn’t stand away from the body either. I think it’s rather flattering! And this style is definitely a good one for me. The v-neckline with simple collar, the vertical pleated feature at the front, and the gentle bust dart and side seam shaping. I think it’s a winner.  And yes, I did pay attention to matching the colours of the print when I cut out the top, so that they would flow from front to back and across the facings/collar.  Points to me!

Liesl + Co Weekend Getaway Blouse

That little inverted and topstitched pleat at the centre back is rather lovely too. I sewed this up in exactly the same size as last time, size 12 with a C cup FBA. Sewing time was one and a quarter hours, from start to finish – although that doesn’t include cutting out time. I know because I decided to make this just before heading off to Thanksgiving/Christmas lunch. Nothing like a deadline!

Liesl + Co Weekend Getaway Blouse

So these photos are taken after a full afternoon of turkey with all the trimmings and pumpkin pie. Yummmmmm…….my nephew and his American girlfriend did a stellar job of introducing the Australian family to the joys of Thanksgiving food. And the elastic waist of my rayon trousers was a great combination for the food and drink – and for my new top!

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