Then, you see something someone else has done that makes the design seem fresh and new. I'd never heard of Altuzarra until I saw the Odette blouse on their website. Here is my version, which I think comes pretty close to theirs. I found this stretch gingham at Sew-Lo fabrics, down the street from my house.
|Vogue 2789 in turquoise stretch gingham|
|Altuzarra for J. Crew Odette blouse|
Some key differences: the Altuzarra version has 3/4 length sleeves (you can't tell because the model has the sleeves cuffed) and I think it has more ease. I prefer the long sleeves on mine, which have long tapered cuffs. I also feel obliged to crow about my "savings," as this was purely a material cost ($5 for discounted gingham and a pattern in my stash for forever) compared to the retail cost of this shirt ($175.) Things that are the same: Both have tie front, and looking at the photos on the J. Crew website I think that they both have a slight peplum in the back.
|Vogue 2789 back, you can see the peplum seam at the waist, making the shirt fitted. The tapered cuff has 4 buttons.|
I have a few more projects in photo backlog that I hope to share with you, my sewing friends! It's been a lovely summer here so far and it's been hard to make time for changing outfits to take photos and writing about them. I hope that you have been enjoying the longer days and warmer weather, wherever you are.