Birthday 1985. I didn’t feel very inspired by tracing my 1980s patterns (I had a mens pattern, a batwing blouse and a cowl neck jumper dress). I went for a tried and tested. I last sewed this blouse in 2015, here is my first version pictured last year..
This time I made the scoop neck view which I feel is easier to wear, for the collar version I ended up removing a button and wearing it open.
I then finished a bag project (Simplicity 1598) using one of those big clip on earrings from the 1980s (my mum gave me some broken / odds and ends jewellery). It is worth keeping a look out in charity shops for second hand jewellery for crafts.
The bag suits the top (cream, white, neutrals) but this wasn’t intentional. It was nice to use Simplicity patterns again. That is the big 4 brand I have made my favourite clothes from.
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