Like I said yesterday, my Chickadee blouse flip was a piece of my Winter Wonderland outfit. When the PRP season was announced, I knew that I would have to incorporate this month’s flip into one of my outfits if I wanted to do it all. This was the right moment.
I love the whole Chickadee outfit and wish I’d had the time to flip the skirt too. It’s so cute! As it is, I had to settle for the blouse.
I love asymmetry but in this case, I had to lose it. It just wouldn’t have worked with the cape. And neither would the collar. I also felt that the blouse would work better with the cape if the opening was in the back. I turned the front yokes into a single piece, cut on the fold.
And then I split the back yoke into two.
I wanted a little less fullness in the blouse so I removed the pleat from the front part of the blouse but kept the back one.
Finally, I replaced the collar with some pretty lace and used metallic thread in my machine to embroider “snowflakes” along the bottom of the front yoke.
You can’t tell in the pictures but the fabric is shimmery cotton voile. It’s like they integrated superfine glitter into the cotton. It’s very subtle. Now, cotton voile is a very light fabric but this was a supposed to be a Winter look. To make the blouse warmer, I chose white cotton flannel for the yoke facing. I also made a flannel lining for the lower blouse portions. I chose not to line the sleeve because souricette 1’s school is overheated but I added elastic at the wrists to keep the wind out.