a Ruby Blouse

Remember how I said I don't have a single black top?  Well, I didn't exactly manage to make a black top.  It's black... and blue.  But, who were we kidding?  This is Stitched in Color.  And, hey, I can probably use it mostly like a solid black top, right?

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As a bonus, my husband volunteered that he likes the top.  If you know us, you know this is an ironic (if well-intended) statement.  I love color and patchwork and pattern.  He loves... black.  In fact, after I guffawed about his compliment, he said, "Black is like bacon.  It's good with everything."  So, yeah, he likes it.

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This is the Ruby pattern from Made by Rae in size large.  I took in the pattern at the waist, trying to give it some shape.  I love the yoke style and the fit through the shoulders/arms, but it's really, really roomy in the waist.  I know that's the style, but I'm not sure it's very flattering on me.  It's comfortable though!  

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I used Art Gallery Caviar Rayon and Art Gallery's Mediterraneo quilting cotton in Shell Blaze night.  I really love, love, love the Mediterraneo collection.  Am looking forward to a few more Mediterraneo-inspired makes!