After the 2nd toile, this blouse came together ok. I did a sway back adjustment and skimmed a wedge off the shoulder seam on the front shell and facing. It was a pretty easy fix to make it fit well. Not a bad pattern and a good one for the stash as it has a few different looks.
Maybe you need the flash at night for this fabric to finally work. You definitely get a better idea of colours from these pix:
I joined the vintage sew along recently and picked a very standard 50's style dress with the gathered skirt to a fitted bodice. I havent even started the toile yet, it will surely need enlarging as it's a teenage frock. But this is the look (going for the cap sleeve look in the green frock) :
And I joined Peter from Male Pattern Boldness, who is doing a shirt sew along using a Collette Pattern to make the shirt: Negroni.
Sewing Pattern Review has all Simplicity patterns at $2.99 until midnight on 9 Jan which even with international postage included is still cheaper even than a 50% off sale in Australia, so hoping to pick up a few patterns there, you know, to built up the old stash!
Loving this 3673