Thursday, September 6, 2012

An Alma for my Mama

After my last disaster with my Sewaholic Alma pattern, I was ready to get in there and give it another shot and see if the problem was with the pattern or the flimsy fabric I tried to use.  It just so happened that my Mom's birthday was coming up, and I needed to get her a gift.  I've never sewed anything for someone else before, so I thought I'd give it a try!  I gave her two fabrics to choose from:  a melon colored gauze and a pink and white floral rayon, both from Vogue Fabrics.  She picked the floral (which I knew she would, she has a Coach purse in the exact color scheme!) and sent me her measurements.  Luckily they weren't too far off from my own, so I only had to make minor adjustments. 

I texted her and said "what are your feelings on collars?" and she wrote back "no".  Haha.  Okay, no collar it is.  I don't think my mom is the peter pan collar type, anyway.  She's more flashy than me. 

I'm not going to lie, I had a little trouble parting with it! The fabric was so soft and pretty and since it was a gift, I did an extra good job of making sure everything looked nice.

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Since Mom doesn't like collars, I sewed on a few shells to bling up the neckline. She likes shells and beaches and tropical locations, so it's perfect for her.

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We were up in Minocqua on vacation last weekend (more on that later!) so she got a chance to wear it out to dinner. Doesn't she look cute? I love her complimentary shell accessories!

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I'm glad you like the blouse, Mom! Hey, can I uh, borrow it sometime?

9 comments:

  1. So cute! Your mom looks so adorable and the Alma is really pretty ~ It's a great fit too!

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  2. You did a lovely job! It looks like a great fit, and your mom looks very comfortable in it.

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  3. Wow, it really looks great! It suits her perfectly.

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  4. So cute! I'm slowly plugging along on mine, very slowly. Glad this one was a big success for you, well for your mom!

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  5. Beautiful! It reminds me a lot of something you would get from Boden (love their clothes!). It looks so lovely on your mother!

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  6. Awwwww! I'm way too afraid to sew anything for my mom, she is very picky.

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  7. I'm not surprised you wanted yo keep this make, it's too cute! And so is your mum wearing it!xxx

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  8. Hi!! I love your blog...I've read from the very beginning! I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award. The original link is here: http://amityoriginals.blogspot.com/2012/09/an-award.html

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