Before I show you the blouse I just wanted to thank all of you who leave comments on my blog. Most of you don't leave comments that need responses, but when you do I try to contact you to answer personally. However, both Adrianne and Bunny asked me a question about the pattern weights I use. I bought them at JoAnn's with my 50% off coupon, back when they gave out 50%. I bought three sets each at different times. I've found that a set of 18 will usually be adequate. They are heavy, so carting more than that around wouldn't be a good idea, and you certainly don't want to drop one on your toe. I keep them in a rectangular Tupperware. They aren't very clean any more since Son used to play with them when he was very young. I did an internet search and the only place I found them was at The Sewing Place. You can get a set of six for $14 plus shipping.
Martha, I hope you enjoy the peaches. I went to a website that sold South Carolina peaches and they were about $35 for a box of 20 and then on my box it said shipping was $30. That's a lot of money for produce that I could buy in my local grocery store, but of course they wouldn't be anywhere near this delicous. Anyone know of a good pie crust cobbler? That's the way my grandmother used to make it. I may have to call my aunt and ask her for grandma's recipe.
Here's my new top/jacket. I was trying to make it a blouse, but the fabric was so crisp that I think it does resemble a jacket. There is no lining and I used button and buttonholes, so I think it is still technically a blouse. You can read more about how I made it on Patternreview.com.
I'm going to make another one in a more drapy fabric. It needs a bit more tweeking of the fit, but the tweeks are so minor that I'm not even going to mention them here since I'm not complaining about the fit at all. I love how great this turned out. More of a jacket than the blouse I had imagined, but I think I like it this way even better.