Yesterday, I set about to use up some extra white rayon from my stash. I knew it would be perfect for a blouse, but what kind of blouse I wanted it to be, I hadn't a clue. So, I decided to drape it, rather than use an existing pattern or draft one. This was definitely a spontaneous, let the inner artist come out, kind of project.
At the beginning, I was feeling like it needed to be some kind of loose tunic, with maybe a boat-neck, or cowl neck, but as I sculpted it on my dress form, I started to sense a bit of a nautical kind of feeling coming from it as well.
Then, I remembered some vintage, metal buttons I had (with cute little coat of arms reliefs punched into them)....and it all sort of came together.
In the end, I would describe it as a sailor/school uniform inspired blouse, but it has a bit of an early 80's feel to it as well (probably because of the gathered waist). I'm not sure if that's kosher in the fashion world right now...but I like it.