Tuesday, September 11, 2007

A New Blouse

Hooray! I finished the blouse begun during a sew day back in July. Just needed to 'hunker down' and do it.

I love this pattern and have made it maybe three times. Here is the last one I made, which is about 7 years old (!)

It's still pretty and I like wearing it, but whenever I come across the remnants I'm always surprised at the change time has made to the colors.

It reminds me of the first time I saw original fabrics from the 1930's that were new and unwashed. The greens were dark and the bubble gum pink was loud. Not at all what we normally associate with the soft pastels of that era. Age can make us gentler, soften our brashness over time and make us beautiful.

1 comment:

Rosy said...

Nice colors...so you! They look comfy also!