When I started the Haven Acres pattern test, this outfit was going to be my fancy one for the tester tour. It has my beloved Cloud 9 Palos Verde fabric, leftover from this dress. But then I made the kitty ears to go with the other blouse so that ended up being the tour outfit. I still wanted to show off my pretty Cloud 9 though so here it is! Besides, the pictures I got are too cute not to share…
You’ll notice the leggings are identical to that first outfit. That would be because they’re the same ones. I do love that grey and black combination.
And I did the horse ears on the cap… This one was the second I made during the test (I made 4 total) so that was before I got rebellious.
Yeah, I know, I don’t have much to say. I kind of said it all before, huh. Oh, no! I did go a tiny bit rogue on the blouse. My fabric being a voile, it can be a bit see through. I was afraid that a facing at the keyhole would show through to the right side. Instead, I staystitched close to the keyhole line, then cut right along the line. I applied bias tape to enclose the edge before finishing the neckline.
I should have formed that bias tape into a curve first, huh? It wants to flip out a little…
The souricette says she doesn’t like the sleeves. The thing is, when I made this blouse the first time, there was only one elastic measurement per size. It was way too tight (the pattern now has two elastic measurements per size; one for the long sleeve and one for the short sleeve) and she hated it. I removed the elastic and replaced it with a good length for her. It’s not tight at all anymore, not even snug. But I think she made up her mind that first time and has now decided that the sleeves are uncomfortable. She even complained that she didn’t like sleeves when I made her another top! I just hope she forgets because this top is too cute to not be worn…
That is really cute! I like the bias tape neckline.