(This is the super-cute polka dot version.)
Because of the way this blouse fits on me (a bit fitted at the hips), I know I'll always tuck it in. The pockets create entirely too much bulk, then, in the place where I need it the least. So I took my seam ripper, popped them off, and stitched up the sides. The result is a 100% perfect blouse!
n.b. I've been feeling guilty about something I wrote in that post; I don't hate on cashiers, ever, unless they're outright rude, and I was kidding in that instance. A man at a bookstore I worked at once yelled at me and made me cry because the lineup was long and the "real" bookstore across the street was out of the Sunday NYT. Even if it makes me a pushover sometimes, I will never be like that man! It's just not worth it.
It's a Lark & Wolff by Steven Alan blouse and it's only $40, which is a tiny fraction of the cost of an actual Steven Alan shirt. I stood in line to pay for it but since I only had half an hour for lunch, well, I didn't have enough time to deal with the lineup (why are the teens never in school?) and the slowest cashiers in the history of ever, both occupied with performing returns. I hung the shirt on the closest rack and left, then thought, "Saved by a hissy fit!" (I am trying to save money, you see). Now I think I should get it anyway. Should I take a break later and go back and get it? Say yes and I'll totally do it!
Still no sign of Lula. I've been checking almost every day!
This is "Volumes" from the Anna Maria Horner "Drawing Room" line. Home decor weight, but that's fine. I love it. I think it's perfect for the couple, who are very bookish, and who love colour (there are brighter colourways but I think I'll stick with this more subdued one). I deliberately stayed away from ornate florals or anything too cutesy, because the quilt is not for me! How I'm going to actually quilt the thing, I'm not sure (The Workroom's sew-by-the-hour to the rescue?), because my sewing machine is teeny-tiny.