I wasn’t really sure whether to blog about the following two blouses and the longer I’ve left it the more I’ve debated shelving the post and moving onto more recent makes. The reason for my dilemma is that I made these blouses all the way back last summer so it feels like a bit of a cheat writing about them now, almost 7 months later. Not only that, but the lilac blouse was the very first garment I made when I returned to sewing last year after a 30 year break. Even though I had sewn a lot in the past, such a long break meant that I was pretty much a newbie, I could remember almost nothing about sewing or how to put a garment together. Having said that, now I look at the photos (and the blouse) I’m pretty happy with how they turned out.