It's definitely not the most complex article of clothing ever made, and it does have some sketchy construction, but I'm pretty impressed with myself. I picked out this rust-colored jersey fabric earlier this summer, and I intended to make a wrap dress that would transition into fall. Time went by, and I decided I would really rather use the fabric for something that would go with a peter pan collar. Because I didn't feel confident enough in my sewing skills to make puffed sleeves, I decided that the collar would have to come from a white blouse, which I would wear underneath. Unfortunately, these photos are a little too overexposed to give you a real sense of the color, but it's definitely more of a rust-orange than a salmon-pink.
Because I still don't have a blouse with a peter pan collar (but I couldn't wait to wear the dress!), I just wore the ruffle-collar blouse I thrifted from Bargain Boutique ($2!) and folded the collar down from the second-to-top button. It has basically the same effect!
Next time I wear it I'll have to go beltless--I sewed a 2-3 in waist between the top and bottom sections, which you can't really see with the belt blocking it from view. What do you think? Did I do okay? :)
Next up: I need to make some faux-fur pillows for the living room couch, and I want to make a rag rug for the kitchen. Just call me Sally Homemaker!