Am I hallucinating? Is it real? What have I taken? Is this blouse a figment of my imagination, am I in danger of living the “Emperor’s New Clothes”?
New Ellie Violet with my Meringue. If only I could go to work dressed like this!
But look! It doesn’t quite look like a little girl’s pajamas. The Violet blouse has made these elephants grow up, pull their socks up & wipe their long noses.
Rewind a bit – this is the pink elephant fabric from Ditto fabrics and it’s so cool. I love it also in the navy, but opted for a bright option. I have a feeling I may go back for the navy though…
It has got piping around the collar & along the right front edge. (Love piping!!) I chose extra large buttons & used bold thread with triple stitching to hem & buttonhole as I thought it aged it even more.
OOops! Didn’t think about the collar & look! Upside down drunken ellies at the front (but they are walking the line behind!).
I found with this fabric that the ellies were not printed on the straight grain- I had to rip across the width to get the straight grain & was shocked to see how far out the ellies were. This is why the yoke is skewed.
I only had enough for the short sleeved version, but have to say, having worn my other one lots with elbow length sleeves I do like it lots, and would make it again, but am loving the short sleeves too. It’s funny, every time I cut this pattern out I have an urge to cut another. I can see myself making even more of these & have a few ideas lined up.