Last week I introduced a new pattern, the Petrea blouse and dress. It comes in twenty sizes, to fit an 81cm/32″ bust to a 178cm/70″. The dress is zero waste and the blouse is low waste.
The pattern is in my Etsy shop now – please enjoy 25% off.
Some of the Petrea samples are still hanging around the house, and with Me-Made-May coming up I’ve been giving some thought to ways to “work them into my wardrobe”. Here are some of the ideas I’ve tried:
Does living in the country make it OK to perpetuate country clothing stereotypes?
A checked Petrea blouse worn with straw hat, overalls – strand of grass in mouth optional. The overalls are actually a pinafore dress, the low waste Smith pinafore.
2. As a duster or shacket
A dress or blouse worn open over jeans and t-shirt.
I don’t think this is “me” but it looks great on my daughter.
3. With a cardigan or vest
The rounded Peter Pan collar sits beautifully over a cardigan neckline. It would also look good worn under a knitted vest.
I’ve worn this dress/cardigan combo a few times now and like it.
4. With something A-line
An A-line skirt or culottes (such as the zero waste culottes in the photo) extends the silhouette of the blouse, as well as being very comfortable!