One of the first things I noticed after ridding myself of all the clothes in my closet, I hadn't worn in years, was that I didn't have many tops, blouses, and shirts. I figured I better start there. I spend a lot of my non working time in tank tops so I literally have drawers of them. I think these darn hot flashes are the culprit. As soon as I get home from work/workout, I immediately shed my bra and put on a tank.
While perusing the pattern section at Walmart a few weeks ago (I hate WALMART btw), but I had to pick up a prescription, and needed to kill sometime, so off to the pattern section I went. I came across this lovely pattern. I loved all the variations it provided. I can see me using this pattern as a TNT, as it has tucks to define the waist and a button placket, all things I love in a blouse. I always look at patterns that I can make fit adjustments rather easy without altering the pattern a lot. And the fact that it has a tie neck version, made this pattern all the more attractive to me.
I purchased this black and white checkered fabric or Gingham as it is commonly called, to use as a lining for a blazer, but that project went left quick. Its been sitting in my stash for a little while. It will be perfect for my first version of this pattern, "View B".
I plan to pair with a pair of jeans for Casual Friday or maybe even a pair of wide leg slacks and some sandals with a pop of color. I have so many styling options in my head. I can't wait to also make all the other variations so stay tuned.