Saturday, September 03, 2011
When I bought this blouse years ago, it didn't quite fit. Every few years I'd wear it anyway, then shove it to the back of the cupboard to hang forgotten. It still doesn't quite fit, but keeping with tradition, I wore it anyway. I can't bear to part with it as the collar and cuffs have beautifully tatted lace. Years ago, I used to do tatting, but nothing I made comes close to this blouse. The shirt also features seed beads, carefully sewn onto the delicate silk. I love all the features, but the overall effect isn't that great-on me. I'm sure someone could wear this without looking frumpy, possibly. Maybe. This is a difficult blouse to wear.
I will dutifully clean it, hang it, and forget about it for a few more years.