I’ve started 2011 as I intend to continue it, so here’s my first finished item of the year!

I took Simplicity 1598 and turned the 1940s dress into a cropped blouse instead – the dress is also underway. I swapped the closed-back for a buttoned-back instead and all in all I’m really happy with how it turned out. It’s something I will wear a lot as it fits well with my current wardrobe and general dress sense.

Many more photos can be found on my blog.

Do excuse my pictures, I’m in the process of getting used to being photographed in my hand sewn garment!