Monday, March 03, 2008

A little bit of Peasant Pleasantness

I WAS going to keep this one for myself, but having recently made 3 new peasant shirts with another one that will be made up, I just couldn't justify keeping it...
...so if anyone wants it, I have it up in the shop!
Watch for a couple more that I'll be listing this week. I have had some stashed fabric that didn't quite look like apron fabric, so I'll be making them up in peasant shirts.

9 comments:

Leah said...

Cuteness!!

Maiden of the King said...

Lovely, Cheri! What a feminine and flattering design -- the lace detail is just perfect!

Yours in Christ,
Shannon

Rachel said...

Oh...I have a sort of feeling that I know where the idea for that came from. :) Cute!

Cheri said...

Thanks girls!

Yes Rachel, the inspiration came from what you were thinkin'. =) I'd like to try it again using the fabric that I have for myself.

Rachel said...

Kristin's sleeves actually were long...at the trim they flared out and came all the way to her wrists. I just realized that you couldn't see that in the pics. The way you made it looks nice too and it may be more practical. :)

Cheri said...

Oh okay! =) Actually, the flounce is longer than what it looks, but since I used "tall" lace, it appears shorter. The top of the lace is where the flounce starts.

I had a hard time with that part at first. I had cut them 9the flounces) out the way I do the circular flounces on my skirts, but it was WAY to much fabric, and looked awful. So I made it with a curve, and it seemed to work, although I still want to play around with it. =)

Ana Marie Ort said...

Cheri, could you be persuaded to post a tutorial on how to make a peasant blouse without a store-bought pattern? I found one for a child's peasant shirt, but just am not having success with making one for myself with those directions.

Cheri said...

Well Ana Marie, I could attempt to try, but I actually wouldn't know how to make one without a pattern. =P

Would you like my pattern? I could send it to you, if you'd like! Simplicity printed a few years ago (not sure of the number since a friend has the pattern...) and right now they have a pajama pattern out with the top part looking like a peasant blouse.

So there are a few options... =) Good to hear from you, by the way!

Ana Marie Ort said...

Thanks for your kind offer, Cheri! I shall be thinking of solutions to my "predicament" and let you know if in fact yours works best :-). Perhaps this is a good time for some creativity!