|(Snagged the picture from Amazon)|
First one that got done was a dark cream peasant blouse in silk broadcloth for my "bohemian look". I used OOP Vogue 8290.
black velvet vest. Pattern directions tell you to make a buttonhole in the casing at the wrists and threading a ribbon through. Uh - last time I checked there was no personal maid hiding in this house to help me tie pretty bows at my wrists every time I decide to wear this blouse. So - I used elastics. Now there's a bonus to this - because I can now push the sleeves far up my arm to hike up those lovely ruffles far from danger when, for example, I sit down to a table to eat. One does have to think of these things. Ruffles dragging through food is not a pretty sight! Oh yes, instead of a ribbon through the neck casing, I used a bias "spaghetti", which I tacked down at the shoulder seams and the front, once I figure out the distribution of the gathering. (Ribbon never seems to come in just the right shade of any colour to make my life easier!)
Here's the way I'm planning to wear this on New Year's.