On to the details! Woot woot!
The back. I apologize for the somewhat awkwardness of the photos. Holding my iPad steady while posing and pushing the capture button is a lot harder than one might think!
Coll-ah! I love the asymmetry of it. So modern. And the buttons- I have a secret... they aren't really buttons! They're snaps! What?! There's something you should know. I am terrified of my button-hole machine. It has a mind of its own. I would appreciate it if it told me ahead of time whether it felt like being cooperative or not, but alas, it continues to be stubborn and inconsistant in its button-hole making. So I avoid it like the plague. Snaps, on the other hand, are so much friendlier. And you get to beat them with a hammer, and they still turn out the same every time! I'm in love.
For these snaps, I cut out little circles of fabric with about a quarter inch larger radius than the snap. Add a few loose stitched around the edges, pull the thread ends until the fabric is snug around the snap, and voila! Fabric covered snaps!
It never ends! Tehe, just being silly. :-)
The pattern I used was the Asymmetrical Blouse 09/2012 #118 from the September issue of BurdaStyle magazine. Modifications I made: NO buttons! (snaps all the way!), and the cuffs were also supposed to have a slit with a button closure, but I just made them attached instead. Probably because I misread the pattern... or I'm just lazy...
And, finally, the fabric I used was a medium weight jersey (which I like because it doesn't fray and I don't have to finish the seams- see above note on laziness) that I got for a steal out of the precut fabric bin :-) I love cheap, awesome fabric.
It's hard to be in a bad mood when you're wearing a color this bright and happy, but I am just a bundle of nerves right now. For one of my classes, I have an assignment where I have to interview two professionals in the field I want to enter. The first of those two interviews, this one is with the manager of the ice arena, is in an hour and a half. Gah! I feel like I'm gonna puke! My parents texted me this morning telling me that I'll do awesome, so that makes me feel a little better.
Wish me luck!!