I need to get some new peasant tops started since I have been feeling the urge to embroider something, both by hand and by machine. I should have some new projects cut out soon, though I am still working on the pencil skirts. The red skirt just needs some finishing up, like the waistband and hem.
Meanwhile, here is a wonderful book I found at the local used-book store:
This is a great book for someone who is interested in patternless fashions with an ethnic feeling. The book has a plastic sleeve on it so it is hard to read the title information so here is the title page:
This book is from 1984, and even used it was definitely not cheap. It has lots of pictures and lots of diagrams for dozens of garments. Here are two garments that I sketched from ideas I got from this book:
I like the way the extra fabric around the neckline is controlled with gathers that attach the body to the neckband. I’m going to try and adapt the Mexican Peasant Blouse pattern I have been sewing for the younger daughter to try new ethnic styles.