Pictorial representation of the books I read in 2013
Bow tie Blouse I made using Gertie's ( http://www.blogforbettersewing.com/) book for better sewing. It is a test blouse - I have some other fabric I want to use to make another version but I am fairly pleased with the pattern. It needs a few tweaks to improve the fit, but this one is chiffon so I don't mind the drape. My other fabric is cotton so I will adjust the darts a bit and take some width out of the shoulders if I can.
I paid for 5 buttons and when I got home I discovered there were only 3 in the bag so I used some teapot buttons instead. I didn't attempt the bound buttonholes... It isn't a technique I want to learn just yet. ;-)