Sewing can't always be frivolous and fun, sometimes it needs to be functional too. I mentioned earlier this month that one of my goals for 2011 was to get a casual job, possibly in hospitality. Well that's now happened. I'm working at a very little, local ex-serviceman's club in their bistro. Seriously it's the BEST job ever!!! I get paid to clear dishes, serve food and set tables!! Gosh, with all the corporate stress that I've dealt with in my career this is just a dream.
Anywho, such a job requires a uniform, and denim skirts, sandals and singlets don't fit the bill. It's all about black pants and a white top. Here's the white top that I made last week from New Look 6775 - a pattern that I've made once before with Anna Maria Horner voile.
The second version of this blouse was made with a remnant of Anna Maria Horner voile from this dress. I just adore this fabric, but I don't adore this blouse. I'm not sure why. It could be the weather. I made this to help build my wardrobe, but it's just too hot and humid in Sydney right now.
Tis all for now. My sister from Canada arrives tomorrow - can't wait!