I'd never made a whole garment from silk before I made K this little blouse 'for best'. The fabric is a creamy-lemon vintage silk crepe, found and sent to me by my friend Helen. It was just enough to make something small, and I settled on the blouse pattern from this Japanese book. I love its very old-fashioned and delicate look, and I'm not sure what she has in her wardrobe that could go with it, but to be honest it was just fun for me to sew and dream up.
After school today the sun came out so I let her try it on and air that wintry pale skin for a few minutes. Shortly followed by running back inside for more layers, quick-smart.
The new album from Bon Iver arrived in my letterbox and is now on high rotate on the CD player. It's very beautiful. I think you'd like it.
Have a great weekend.