Haven Acres Again!

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…




Creative mommy at home to two wonderful little girls, trying to juggle family, sewing, exercise, family, knitting, photography, and did I mention family?

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2 comments on “Haven Acres Again!
  1. Charity says:

    That is really cute! I like the bias tape neckline.


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