I made yet another version of Vogue 7903 today, except for a few hiccups which mean I didn't actually finish it.
Here it is hanging on the verandah in a buttonless, but otherwise completed state.
Whilst unpicking my lovely double stitched piping and trimmed to the bone seam allowance I decided that the next blouse would have no trim, no design changes and be made from the easiest possible fabric.
I "fixed" this particular blouse by inserting elastic loop between the facing and the right side of the blouse, and adding an underplacket to the same side. Naturally I managed to apply this over the loops on my first attempt, so had a little more unsewing to do. I have put it away waiting for several gazillion little round pearl buttons instead of the cute jade green ones that look terrific against the green dot fabric.
This blouse is a late entry as a SWAP contender. Just like last year, I have ended up with several partial SWAPs by the last week instead of one completed SWAP. At this point I have nearly 5 versions of V7903, which look very good with both pairs of Marlene pants. However, the orange blouse is too loud for the multicoloured knitted cardigan/bolero jacket, so really I only have 4 blouses and 2 pants + 1 jacket. (3 garments missing!)
I have cut out a plain beige V7903 blouse, and washed some tropical wool for another pair of pants. Maybe I will finish these by Thursday.
Instead I could work on the missing garments from my other SWAP, which currently contains 1 brown stretch denim skirt, 1 dark denim skirt, 1 olive gabardine skirt and 1 pair of jeans, 1 chiffon blouse, 1 silk blouse, the orange shirt, a knit top and 2 knit tanks and 3/4 of another knitted cardigan - so missing 1 top and 1/4 of a 4 ply cardigan. Maybe I won't finish either SWAP by the deadline! I need to plan better.
I think I will spend the evening knitting my cardigan whilst watching the last episode of "So you think you can dance" and drinking a glass of red wine.