Today is the last day of school! So, officially, summer has started. Yay! I took the afternoon off for the epic neighborhood parents vs kids water balloon fight. The bus driver even gets in on it – arming the children as they get off the bus with water balloons. Too much fun! And then the kids scattered and went off to play with their friends – leaving me with 2 HOURS(!) of sewing time. By. My. Self. Eee!
I recently discovered Spitup and Stilletos website. Her patterns are so adorable and FREE! What?? Yup, free. I am a skeptic, but decided to give one a go – and guess what? I love it!
This is the Harper blouse, sleeveless, mandarin collar, fast sew shirt. I used a quilting fabric in my stash. I planned on making a duvet cover this winter for my oldest, but never got to it. I cut a straight size 4 with no adjustments. The only tweak I would make in the next version is to use a lighter fabric and move the bust darts up slightly.
A close up of the collar & a selfie!
See the cute gather detail around the collar?
So, cool. Free pattern, stash bust, wearable muslin, and the start of summer. Doesn’t suck – does it?