Monday, September 19, 2011


Saturday night we headed out to a concert and dinner with some friends, so I took the opportunity to wear my new Sencha blouse!  I got Hubby to snap a couple pix before we left, and of course I think I look like a dork, but at least you can see what the top looks like on the body:

Yes, I'm a school teacher.

I wore it with the Subway Stairs Skirt I bought from Anthropologie a couple years ago.  I loved the skirt, but could never figure out what to wear with it.  I think this blouse suits it beautifully.

What's that over there?

I did have a couple problems wearing the blouse.  Because the skirt sits  a little low on my waist, the blouse didn't want to stay tucked in.  I think one more snap at the bottom will fix that.  I also found that the snaps going up the back made it pretty uncomfortable to lean back on the chairs in the concert and restaurant.  I don't really see any way to fix this - buttons would be even worse.  I guess one must suffer for fashion . . .

Interestingly, I didn't have any discomfort at all from the neck.  In fact, the longer I wore it, the looser the neck seemed to be.  I think I just got used to it.  I really like the look of the high neck, so I'm glad it's not as bothersome as I'd thought it would be.

And before we left, I painted my nails RED to complement my outfit:

Zoya Sookie

Boy oh boy, do I love this color!  And application was so much easier thanks to the tip from Gerry and SoKnitPicky about doing the right hand first!  Thanks, girls!

Even despite the minor wardrobe malfunctions, I felt pretty in my new blouse, and I was even stopped by two different groups of ladies in the restaurant who wanted to compliment me on my ensemble!  I definitely want to make this blouse again, so I'm going to check my wardrobe and see what else I have that will go with this style.  I'd love to do one in silk . . .


  1. I love it even more on you! And you are right; it looks great with that skirt. Just fabulous! It’s making me want to make another one, this time in your version. By the way, I also have issues with the snaps digging into my back when I lean back on a hard surface… oh, the suffering we must go through to look good!

  2. Hee hee . . . I was thinking it might encourage me to sit up straight for once!

    I'm thinking of doing version one next, like you did!

  3. Makes for a good looking outfit, Gail.


  4. Great outfit! I like the matching shoes to go with the nails too :-)

  5. I love the mixed prints in your ensemble! Beautiful job on the Sencha, Gail.

  6. So cute!! The skirt and blouse look great together!

  7. Very nice, Gail. You are totally gonna get me to fix my mom's old tank of a sewing machine she gave me. :)

    I love Sooki as well. I'm going to have to try that right-hand-first idea as well.


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