I had a couple of ideas for the blouse, which coincidentally I am going to enter into the Stitcher's Guild Sewing Forum SAM (shirt a month) started by blue mooney. I started looking through my pattern stash, and found a really old Vogue pattern circa 1980's, Vogue 9972 which I decided to use, never cut out before.
Now if at this point you are asking why did she put grey buttons on a red blouse, its quite simple. I didn't have a set of red buttons I could put on. I have mine and my mother's button collections (see above), but I couldn't find a set of red, so decided to put these on for now (well they don't show down the front) and then look for some red ones of a similar size to replace them later.
I followed the pattern instructions but decided that I could probably do without the shoulder pads this time round. Here is the jacket and the shirt on Edna. I am thinking of wearing this with black pants, and I do actually have some red satin shoes too (have to see what the weather is like on Wednesday).
So here is miss January SAM for my submission. Time for bed now - Catch you later.............................