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Sunday, October 23, 2011
Mermaid Teal Pendrell
I bought this teal silk charmeuse with the intention of sewing up a Pendrell blouse. Unfortunately, I was afraid to cut it up. A while ago I shared some of my work in progress which included a toffee colored silk blouse that I was working on. Needless to say, it did not go well. I pretty much ended up destroying the fabric in the process of cutting it out - not a good way to start. I gather up some courage and tried working with silk again - this time to line a pencil skirt - and it worked out really well. So with the confidence of a successful project involving silk, I decided it was time to use up this beautiful fabric.
I'll be honest and say that it did not turn out perfect, but I am still really happy with the results. The pop of color is a little brighter than I am used to, but I love color - so it won't take long for me to love it.
From this angle, the sleeves look a little like wings.
If any of you follow Debi's blog, you know that she made pretty much the exact same version of this blouse. Really Debi, I didn't mean to copy you - I had this planned out forever and was just afraid to cut the fabric. What do you say - we should dress like twins sometime?