Is this what sewing dreams are made of?!
I was overly excited to be asked to make something from their range, when I got to the warehouse I was like a kid in a sweet shop trying to choose what to make, I didn’t know what to do with myself. They must have been sick of me by the time I left!
I decided I must be the only person to have not made a Nina Lee Bakerloo Blouse (if you haven’t yet, you really need to) and went for this gorgeous statement Lady McElroy Cobra Corsage in blush
The fabric is just stunning, so nice to work with also. I spent a while planning out where the print would sit, I knew that would make a whole lot of difference to the look of the blouse. I was so careful to choose where the collar print would sit and what direction the butterflies and snakes sat, then in comparison to the bodice, making sure it was all balanced.
Then I had the most amount of fun picking through my vintage buttons to decide which to go for, because of all the colours in the design, I had so many options. In the end I went for the little white one, as I liked the flower design, I felt it reflected the blooms in the fabric.
The instructions with the Bakerloo Blouse are perfect, it’s a fairly simple top to put together, but has maximum impact. The collar and sleeves are stunning! I think next time I make this blouse I could make the ruffles around the corners of the collar a tad neater but that’s the perfectionist in me talking.
Trying to show in photos how stunning the sleeves and collar is, I’ve had so many compliments when wearing it!