I had never sewn with double gauze but when I saw they were making the Bespoke collection, I was hooked!
This color is so happy, so spring-like, I had to have it to fight the winter gloom.
At first I intended to make a skirt out of it for myself but it is so soft that I thought it would be better on my girl's skin!
And now she won't take her Mini Marthe off!
This pattern is the perfect blouse for girls. I like the loose look and the plunging waistline.
But as I said before, I think it is a shame that RDC do not make more detailed patterns. If you are a beginner, you would need to look into other sources in order to find out how to gather, or how to add bias to the neckline, or even how to create the closure at the back.
I think I am used to more detailed patterns, and even though I know how to do all of these steps, still, I like to have them explained in a pattern. Because, sometimes it is a way to learn new techniques. And I am a learner!!
However, the fit is great ; I cut in 8 for my 8 year old. It is a quick sew, altough I took my time with this one, again, not wanting to damage that gorgeous gauze. It is easy to sew, but it looks so precious! The only thing that I would say is that if your thread really matches your fabric and that you use a small length for your stitches, you might find it difficult to use your seam ripper without damaging the fabric. But it is not like I ever use my seam ripper!!:) ahem!!
In other news, we are on winter break and I am taking the kids to the slopes daily for skiing lessons this week. The weather has been glorious so far and they are enjoying themselves.
I get to watch them from the terrasse of a café when it is sunny enough!How french is that!!??
I have some time for myself to mark worksheets or read... and it is very very enjoyable!!
I don't ski, like AT ALL! I was raised far far away from the mountains in the glorious hills of French Provence, in the middle of the lavander fields. I tried skiing twice, and let's say that is is better if I never try again!!:)
Hey:) did you see that I am now on Instagram!! more on that soon!