Anyway grammar aside here's my Broderie anglaise Mimi blouse. This is my second mimi blouse and comes from the now legendary love at first stitch book by tilly walnes.
I was lucky enough to recieve the fabric in a giveaway on handmade janes blog. The fabric is from dragonfly fabrics (the same place my butterfly fabric came from for my skinny clemence) however unlike the butterfly fabric I ordered 2metres of this lovely stuff and not a teensy amount.
Now I'm gonna level with you, it's got holes in it and it's pretty sheer in some lights. But I'm lazy and I used to be a bit of an exhibitionist (back in the day) so I didn't let it slow me down (read- I really couldn't be bothered to line it, if the police end up involved for public indecency I'll just put a vest top underneath)
Anyway here it is, I used the same size as before.
But for reason I instantly liked it better? The gathers seemed to work better? And we're more pronounced than my first version?
I did have two difficulties however :
1- I set an entire sleeve in the wrong way and had to unpick it, not much fun!
2 - my interfacing just wouldn't attach! Seriously It took some ironing magic to make it happen. I used a lightweight interfacing that's available by the metre from Minerva fabrics and I've never had any bother with it until now? I am starting to wonder if all the stitching across the fabric and the holes might have been a factor?
The buttons are from my stash and all my button holes worked first time! Yay!
I'm calling this a success! I feel like I want to make one more for myself in a darker colour and momma Knitwit has hinted that she might like one of these in a similar fabric for herself!