COMPLETED: Islander Sewing Systems City Western Blouse #210

01138195de65c9a210e77b5e63c3fef5fe9372fdf3One day I was sitting outside of a Starbucks waiting for a meeting with my manager and this young woman walked by that caught my eye.  I probably looked a little strange staring at another chick, but who cares….I wanted to get the look since she was dressed the way I like to dress….Jeans, cowboy boots and a western shirt.  Anyone else find themselves staring at people that you want to copy their clothes?

When I was looking for fabric for my cape, I bought this great poly/rayon plaid twill…without a use in mind.  Then  I remembered that I had this pattern in my stash that I thought I’d never use because when I got it, I was not at all experienced enough to make a button up shirt.  Funny how things progress and minds change!  Thank goodness stashes exist…it was perfect!  The interesting thing is that it is the same pattern company that my cape came from and when I received my fabric, I immediately loved how they complemented each other.  It was a match made in heaven!

note:  I won this pattern along with some fat quarters of Pendelton Wool about 3 years ago at the Sewing Expo in Puyallup, WA Continue reading