I've spent a lot of my 8 years off staring at Pinterest and lamenting all the beautiful things I could make if I had the time. But the reality is that I had plenty of time to poke Pinterest, so I have made a decision to do less 'looking' at Pinterest and more 'doing' in real life.
Deer and Doe Datura Blouse was exactly what I was thinking of - so to save faffing around I splurged on the PDF.
I couldn't for the life of me figure out how to zigzag the seams without my machine making a meal of it so I bound the seams with extra bias tape (I made it all from quilting cotton with a bias tape maker).
I hand embroidered a label to sew in the back with the year of completion on, I think that's a hangover from quiltmaking haha.
It took me about 5 hours to complete from start to finish and I really like the end result. If I saw this in a shop, I would buy it in a heartbeat. It's totally wearable - I made this at the weekend and already took it out into the real world. I love it so much that I just ordered fabric for another one. Wouldn't it be great if my whole wardrobe ended up handmade? I would be really impressed with myself - perhaps that's a goal to aim for?