You wouldn't know (because there is little photographic evidence), but this is my third Datura blouse.
It took Patty asking me to make one from her new Emma's Garden fabric line (for Michael Miller) to get some pictures. There's no good excuse, because the pattern is lovely and wearable. But truth be told, this version may be my favorite.
I love the colors Patty used in this line, and I had trouble choosing two prints that I loved best. I thought Patty's bold colors and graphic elements would work well for garments, and Hilary made this beautiful dress for the tour as well.
So, a few thoughts on the Datura:
On all three versions I've made, I sewed up the back button panel, so that it's just a decorative element.
But I do love the buttons, from my grandmother's stash!
I didn't do a collar on this one, and it's such a a nice, simple look.
I also LOVE this ribbon I found in my grandmother's stash, which I used to finish the hem.
If you'd like to make your own Datura blouse, or something similar, Patty is sharing a little free fabric today!
You can win 2 yards of your favorite prints (two one-yard cuts, or one two-yard cut)!
Just leave a comment (only one!), and tell us your favorite ice cream flavor.
You can also tell us which print (or prints) you would pick! The link to the prints is here.
As always, if you are a no-reply commenter, please leave an email address for me to contact you! I'll pick a winner on Tuesday!
I'm near the end of the blog tour, but you should check out the other posts! You can still enter giveaways on some of them!
Thank you again, Patty, for inviting me to be a part of your party!
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