Happy Easter

I love Easter so much. It’s definitely my favorite holiday. When I had my boys all dressed for church this morning in their matching ties, I couldn’t get over how cute they were.

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Lately, Ezra likes to squint his eyes for pictures.

I finished an Easter top for me. I used The Honey Blouse pattern by Make It Perfect. The top looks adorable on the pattern cover and I’ve been wanting to make it for awhile now.

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My Honey Blouse

I made a muslin first, and on that practice shirt the collar went on so smoothly and laid flat and looked great so I charged ahead with my good fabric (and really, this good fabric cost $3.99 a yard so it wasn’t going to be too devastating if I ruined it).

I still can’t figure out what I did differently, but on my real shirt I could not get the collar to lay flat. I spent 3 hours total on just the collar (Even though that’s embarrassing to admit). I ripped it off over and over, trying different things each time.

I finally got it to where I could say it was passable, but it still pokes up. I emailed the designer and asked if she had any tips for me, but I never heard back which is disappointing.

That darn collar.

That darn collar.

If anyone has any pointers for me on how to get that collar to lay flat, I’d love to hear them. This is the first woven top I’ve made for myself like this and so I’m sure I just don’t know enough to make it look right.

The instructions said not to stretch the collar piece at all, so that sounded to me like I wasn’t supposed to ease it. It just said to gather the neckline to match the collar opening size. I did try easing it a few times, but I found that really hard to do with the gathers all around the neckline.

I’ll still wear it, though. I spent too many hours on it to not!

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The tie is my favorite part.

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And I like the sleeves too.

I also started a denim skirt to go with my top, but I didn’t get it finished in time to wear today. I’ll just have to wear it next Sunday!

Happy Easter!

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