So I sewed a blouse. The inspiration was this beautiful sleeveless blouse from Anthropologie, and I considered what I could do this time.
Instead of concluding that I should place an order for it, I picked up a summery cotton with a cheerful print, printed out Fluorite dress pattern, made a front opening with narrow plackets, attached a pair of ruffles, and cut it in blouse length. And there you see,
You may say that I stole the design, and I'd reply yes and also continue
that it was an interesting project. Yes it was interesting, and what is
interesting more to me is that now I start to guess that I am much
happier in my blouse than I'd be happy in the Anthropologie's by which I was inspired. (I hope that you know that I don't mean that mine is nicer than the one from Anthropologie in any meaning.) I'm telling you that the blouse grows into almost
exactly what I personally wished, while the all processes of my sewing.
Although it was only partly, size, design, fit, material, and style, I could control on it because I made it. And for that reason, it turned out to be a lovely blouse which was no longer a substitution for something, to me. I can not be very sure if it is good to copy designs from retailed clothes, but for me, simply looking at those beautiful clothes in the magazines and such is indispensable process of my clothing. It doesn't need anything to be similar or different. I just love the spur. I hope I'm enough understandable. I know my story is even vaguer today. I apologize for that. Talk to you soon!!
pattern: Fluorite dress pattern from Tamanegi-kobo (PDF pattern)
applied a set of front plackets, with ruffles. made it into a blouse.
fabric: cotton voile, thin, light, crisp, dry. not so sheer.