Ok so we're still experiencing technical difficulties hence the lack of posting this week. At least this means I've had a chance to get a little bit of sewing done. This little blouse is for my niece who is having her first birthday on the weekend. Luckily she's too young to read this blog so I can post it without threat of spoiling the surprise! Not that one year olds get excited by unwrapping clothes. I'm sure she'll think my gift is a bit naff and would rather receive something that spins around, has flashing lights and/or makes lots of noise, but hopefully her parents will appreciate this.
The pattern is my all time favourite from Oliver+S, the ice-cream blouse. It's made with buttery soft double gauze (from Japan), which was a bit of a bugger to sew with but should be dreamy to wear on a hot summers day. The button is a little vintage four leaf clover which was hiding in my stash, and just happens to be almost the exact size and colour of the clovers on the fabric. Serendipitous no? I think it adds just a little touch of whimsy.