Hi Friends! I am happy to be a stop on The Coffee and Thread Nina Blouse Tour! Special thanks to Claudia for organizing and the behind the scenes details of a tour!
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I grabbed this opportunity to sew Lisbon a Star Wars Nina Blouse. She picked out the fabric and wanted gold star buttons to match her sister's. She typically wears lounge jammies or twirly dresses but she has asked me a few times to pack this blouse when we go to Disneyland after Star Wars Galaxy's Edge opens some time next year (or the year after). I sewed her a straight size 6 (she measures a size 5 chest and 4/5 height) in the hopes that she will choose to wear this more often as she grows even though it doesn't twirl.
Everything came together beautifully. I used french seams as before. I used a lot of wonder tape on the plackets and used fray check on the button holes. It almost took me as long to make the bias tape (I made it a little bit wider than the pattern calls for because I wanted to use some for my jeans) as it did to sew the buttons on as it did to assemble the pattern and cut and sew. I am really slow at sewing buttons. Anyway, I think they were worth it though because they are a nice touch.
I have supplies (purchased from a local store that is sadly going out of business) to sew an Alice in Wonderland inspired Nina Blouse for Ansley (blue with a white collar and black tie) but the girls were sick and then I was really sick for a week. I am very eager for warmer weather and returning health!
And just for fun we took coordinating pictures.
Thank you for stopping by! I'm looking forward to seeing many beautiful Nina Blouses this week!
(Linking to project run and play's astronomical proportions/space week because when we think "space" in this family, we immediately think "Star Wars." Or hum "The Imperial March" in Lisbon's case).
Such cute blouses! Love the pictures! 💙💙 Thank you for being on the tour!ReplyDelete
Thanks Olga! Thank you for having me! We love the pattern!!Delete
I ADORE their matching Star Wars blouses!!! How cute that they are wearing them together - and you know it's a major win when a twirly dress-loving girl requests a blouse ;) Your sewing is beautiful, too. Totally worth the time it took. Looking forward to seeing the Alice in Wonderland version!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Emi!! You're right- it's a total win that she'll wear it! I'm looking forward to the Alice in Wonderland version too since I still haven't started. ;)Delete
Aw! They are so cute!ReplyDelete