This post is a mix of a sewing project that I finished last week, how our hay stock-up went and a simply wonderful outfit of Rebekah's!
I have always wanted to find a pattern for a simple peasant blouse, but have not ever found one reasonably priced or good instructions on how to make one up your self.
I got my main inspiration from The West Ladies . They make this type of blouse in many ways. If you do not already know about this wonderful family I highly recommend that you look at their web page! They are Christians, do much of their own sewing, they have a series of homesteading skill how-to videos, they do much canning/gardening, and have two of their own recorded cds that feature wonderful hymns, ballads, and songs written by them! Simply wonderful! :)
The finished result
Time to make it: About two hours
Cost: Around 9 dollars...I never spend this much on 2 yards on fabric, but
I had been eying this beautiful calico at our local Jo Ann fabric store, so I decided to splurge.(with a coupon:)) The lace and elastic for the sleeves was just stashed. :)
Will I make this again ? Yes! I think with a few more alterations to the pattern I will have the perfect one!
How did the pattern work out ? Well, I wear a medium in most clothes sizes/patterns so that is the size that I made. But it really is too billowy and will need to be taken in on the sides if I wanted to wear it untucked.....I also will probably make the sleeves even more different so they will not be sewn to the back as far in.
Over all I am so happy to now have this pattern to work with!
I was so happy when I (finally) found this pattern at a local thrift shop for just 25 cents!It was in perfect condition, never cut into, and all the instructions inclosed! yay! :)
Striped socks: made my me
Slip: made my me
Jean skirt: thrift shop, $3
Brown floral tooled belt: $1! yay!
Green calico shirt: made by me
Brown leather headband: thrift shop, $1
Yesterday we were able to get hay only about 15 minutes away from our house. It was a blessing to not have to drive too far and to buy it from someone we 'know'. We took two trips, with a total of 80 bales. This (should) last us till next spring. Here are some pics we snapped while loading/unloading.
Ready to be filled!
On to Rebekah's outfit! We were able to get this great jacket at the bag sale that we mentioned before......So perfect for the coming fall! I think she did a great job keeping it simple, but feminine!
Justin riding boots: gift from a friend from her rodeo days
Slip: made by me
Jean skirt: goodwill, $4
Gray undershirt: goodwill, $2
Green jacket: fill a bag sale
Green beaded hair clip: borrowed from me
Purple/gold butterfly necklace: made by Bekah
The Bulk Herb Store. She is so wonderful for finding all natural recipes and wonderful hard to find herbs!
Make sure to take a look at her family's website too for amazing books and audios on everything with a Biblical view point! Us older girls adore the Pearl's Preparing to be a Help Meet book! If you have not already read it, make sure to get from your library or buy it from their online store!
And don't forget to subscribe to their (free) by-monthly magazine! It is so amazing! Anyway, here is the link for the hair-do!
We have had a successful couple of days!
We hope you have too!
Have a great week!
How has your week been ?
Have you ever heard of No Greater Joy/ read any of their books/magazines ?
Have you finished sewing anything recently ?
Thanks so much for your comments!