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May 20, 2016

Mom Models the Eyelet Birthday Blouse!



Readers, my mom, Sonia, is modeling once again and, yes, I did dress her up in oversized sunglasses and hat she would never have worn herself -- stylist's prerogative.

You can see the results of our photo shoot here.

Thankfully, my mother is quite game and was happy to oblige.  She loves her new top and I must say, it really flatters her.  Why I don't sew for her more I'll never know -- and neither does she!

I wasn't able to get shots of her wearing the blouse as a jacket -- she's not about to change clothes on the street like I do -- but I do think it will serve double duty as both a top and a second layer.

The finished garmnet is much more formal-looking than I'd expected -- it's a casual fabric and the construction was very straightforward, nothing complicated.  It's a bonus when something relatively simple comes out looking fancy, right?

I can definitely see making this up again, maybe in linen or even a cotton brocade.  It's a good look for her and easy to wear.  No need to wait for another birthday.

Have a great day, everybody!

26 comments:

  1. Loved all the pics! Your mother looks so happy and her blouse is quite lovely. Great job!

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  2. Perfect fit! How beautiful she looks!

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  3. It's beautiful, she's beautiful, and the look is unique yet classic. Summer is almost here! Great work, Peter.

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  4. Perfect choice of fabric and style for Mom.

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  5. Beautiful! Happy Birthday! What could be a better gift than the time and love and skill that shows off her great smile!
    Kris

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  6. Happy birthday to your mom! She looks so happy and the blouse is wonderful.

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  7. She owns the city in that blouse!

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  8. Happy Birthday to your mum - lucky lady to have a beautiful, made to measure blouse. I love the cut out hemline - such a classy touch.

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  9. Looks great on her, well done!

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  10. Suits her so well, what a lovely gift. The second photo made me chuckle - her hand has disappeared in the sleeve.... made me think of all those "photoshop fail" memes ;)

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  11. The blouse suits her to perfection. Cathy Lane, eat your heart out.

    Happy Birthday, lovely Sonia.

    Spud.

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  12. Lovely! Sonia looks beautiful in her beautiful birthday blouse. Another brilliant job Peter!

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  13. Beautiful blouse, love the fabric, and your mom looks lovely! I agree she may need a couple more ;-)

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  14. Your Mum looks amazing in this blows and very stylish. Hats off (on?) to the stylist. :) Xx

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  15. This top is GORGEOUS and it fits your lovely mother beautifully.

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  16. gosh you're so good, peter! the simple collar and the cut is very beautiful and flattering :'--)

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  17. Piling on to the love fest: that is so handsome on your mom! Such a departure for you, and so well considered.
    And I'm with her on the 3/4 sleeves. Partly for comfort and mostly for scale, they seem to work better with tunic shapes on we momshaped people.
    What a good boy you are!

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  18. Love the blouse for Mom. This is made for fancy fabric. Now you can buy anything your Mom will allow and she gets to wear it!!! Can't wait to see this sparkle, in cashmere, in vinyl for a raincoat, on and on.

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  19. Your mother looks beautiful in this gorgeous top! What a nice son you are.

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  20. Happy Birthday! Snazzy blouse!

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  21. a beautiful blouse beautifully executed. what a chic gift for your lovely mother.

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  22. Great idea to cut round the flowers at the bottom - it creates a really original garment. Hope you don't mind me going a bit off subject, but for any of your readers who have access to British TV, the new series of the Sewing Bee has just started - Monday nights BBC2 9pm British time. The first episode was last Monday and the standard looks very high!

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  23. This post made me smile from ear to ear. Beautiful!

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  24. It looks so expensive and couture...you rock! Lucky mom and the smile says it all!

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