As promised last night, I now have better photos of my finished Pendrell blouse. Not bad for about $3 all up, eh? (excluding the pattern)
Here I’ve paired it with my grey Jenny skirt, except I’ve folded the waistband in half as the wide waistband made my proportions look a little odd.
I didn’t really know what to expect from the draped sleeve, but it really is ingenious. It sits really nicely and adds interest to a simple pattern. I’m not sure how it’d hold up to layers over it though, which may prove to be an issue.
It doesn’t look too bad untucked but feels a little sack like. That might be because I’m used to more fitted tops, but it probably wouldn’t hurt to be a little tighter around the waist. For future version I might bite the bullet and do the smaller size with a FBA, I think that’ll help with the baggy-ness issues.
And lastly, a big thank you to Mindy for coming to the Carlton Gardens with me to play photographer.
(also, as you can see in these photos, my arm is out of the splint, and I just have a bandage to keep it clean until the stiches come out – yay! I can’t move it completely yet and sometimes it hurts, but much less than when the splint was on.)