When I dragged my daughter to Fabric Row to find fabric for a dress, I met and fell in love with the gold colored batik. I wanted to get it sewn while it was still warm enough to wear it. I first choose a sleeveless top, but it was getting late in the summer and I didn't think I'd get it finished in time. My window for wearing sleeveless is very small. So, I looked through my Burda index and selected 03-2007-129. Serendipitously, the fabric matches a pair of pants I made a few months ago.
I didn't buy lining fabric for Lindsey's dress during the first trip, so I went back to Fabric Row. I was in such a hurry I left my brain at home on the dining room table. I bought fabric that was totally wrong for the lining – but totally perfect for a blouse. Time was still of the essence, so I chose #129 again. (Actually, I was just too lazy to search for another pattern.) I don't like wearing white because I always seem to spill something on myself whenever I wear white. But, there is always an occasion for a white blouse and now I have one appropriate for the summer.
After these blouses, I'm going to make two dresses, in absentia, for my daughter. She won't be here for any trying on, fitting or photographing for blogs. Before she left, I measured her from waist to hem so I could hem the dresses without her. She was so funny! She was worried that I wouldn't remember to add a hem allowance to the measurement and the dresses would be too short. Twenty-somethings really believe they know everything and their parents know nothing!