Since the pool was supposed to be finished by mid-July, we didn't book a vacation this summer, planning to enjoy the pool. So with further delays and a yard that is torn up, I took the boys to Florida for a week. My husband stayed behind as he had to work and look after the contractors.
We had a WONDERFUL time! We stayed right on the beach and did lots of swimming in the Gulf and pool, and went on a tour of The Everglades and took a sunset sail. With virtually no wind, there was actually very little sailing on the sunset sail. But the SPECTACULAR sunset made up for it!
Prior to setting off on our spur of the moment vacation, I did manage to get a few pictures of the blouse and fabric. I'll be catching up on laundry the next day or two, but in between I should be able to progress on this project. I did get all of the tucks sewn before leaving, which was the most time consuming part.
In the first picture, you can see the pattern of the black and white medallions, as well as the loose basketweave. In the second picture, you can see the crispness of the fabric and how wonderfully it works into tucks. It's a spectacular vintage cotton... the color is a luscious mint green, which doesn't show in the pictures. (Hopefully the true color will show in final pics.)
And here is a picture of me on the beach. I made the beach wrap... it's not a vintage pattern, but it was super fast and easy to sew up!