Thanks everyone for your lovely comments on my Qiana maxi dress! It is definitely a new favorite and I know I'm going to wear it a lot.
I've been browsing through my patterns lately, with an eye toward one that would make the perfect gingham blouse. This one totally wasn't even on my radar, until I saw ManiMayor's review on PR. Her version was so lovely, I knew I needed one of my own.
10/2010 issue of Burdastyle magazine. It has three different views in the magazine, each view with a different tie. It is a very basic blouse with little in the way of shaping, set in sleeves, and a bias bound, gathered neckline with a slit. The fabric I used is a stretch cotton from FabricMart. It reads as a gingham at a glance, but is actually an even plaid.
McCalls 5592 white jeans, New Look 6816 silk pants, McCalls 3830 pencil skirt and black knit column skirt (pulled up to midi length). I'm kinda partial to the short black pencil skirt look myself. What do you think?