Saturday, March 15, 2014

Blouse, Buster, and Knitting

It's been a busy week. My tutoring job is picking up and I have several new students. With my wrists feeling better I've also be going for knit nights with my friend again. Of course now I work evenings so they have become knit mornings. I must come up with a cuter name then just "morning knitting"... any suggestions?

I've also been sewing a bunch of new stuff for the shop, which will hopefully be posted in a week or two. Somehow I managed to find a little bit of time to sew myself something too. This blouse has been on my "to-sew" list for ages. The fabric is a very light poly-cotton blend which doesn't wrinkle, making it the perfect blouse for to wear to work. I dressed it up a little for knit morning with a hat and skirt/vest combo.  

(I'm squinting since the sun was ridiculously bright!)
Outfit Details
Skirt, Blouse, and Earrings - All made by me!
Vest - Thrifted
Hat - Icings

Blouse close-up. The purple buttons I used are vintage. (I'm knitting a blanket square if anyone was wondering)
The 1940's Blouse Pattern

 Like my new pillow?

Yup, I now have a Buster Keaton pillow. Isn't it awesome? Want to know what's even cooler? I made it myself! I'm stupidly proud of this pillow but I love it so much. I used inkodye and a printed transparency of Buster. This was my "test project", and I have a bunch of other inkodye projects planned. I just adore the effect and it's really easy to do! 

I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend!

That's All.


  1. What a cute blouse! The fabric is a great choice.

  2. Wow, love the blouse and the whole outfit! The colors work great together!

  3. I love everything about this outfit! How talented you are to have made all of these pieces, including that awesome pillow! A Buster Keaton pillow would be the perfect touch to any room. :)


    1. Thanks! A Buster Keaton pillow would be great in any room. The pillow is currenty sitting in our basement tv room (since that's where my mom and I watch silent movies together) but I may need to make a few more for my other rooms... :D

  4. Gosh, I love this outfit! There's something so, so wonderfully appealing to me about a long skirt, fitted vest, and flouncy sleeved blouse. It channels the spirit of the Edwardian era so well and really looks beautiful on you, honey.

    Big hugs & tons of happy St. Patrick's Day wishes!
    ♥ Jessica

    1. Thank you for your lovely comment. And happy St. Patrick's day to you too! :)

  5. Really pretty blouse, great fabric.

  6. I love the blouse, it's so pretty and the cushion is pretty fabulous too! Your outfit is gorgeous x

  7. You're so clever and creative! That blouse is amazing and so is the whole outfit. Hehe i'm very jealous of your Buster pillow. x

  8. Wow that pillow is awesome. You should be proud of it!
    I must look up this inkodye thing and give it a go myself. I bet there's so many cool projects that can be done with it.
    Rowena x

    1. Thanks! It really is a fun product. There are so many project ideas I want to try out :)