What would you do to prepare a piece of vintage silk for cutting and sewing? Why, of course - throw it in the washer, then the dryer and surprise, surprise - it survived. And how do I know that this piece was vintage? - when was the last time you actually saw 27 inch wide fabric? I know that by the time that I was learning to sew, this width was already considered "old", and that was late '60's. This piece probably came from my mother-in-law's stash, and it did need a wash. (being so old, 'n all) I barely managed to get this sleeveless blouse out of the piece.
Sherry, for the super way of finishing the ends of cuffs - worked like a charm in this instance.) Added loops and buttons (it should be hooks, according to the pattern).
Happy Canada Day! Now I'm off to watch fireworks - from my father's hospital room. The view should be spectacular from the 9th floor.