Sun and Sombreros

When I was at Fabric Depot buying fabric for my hearse dress, I stumbled upon some pretty gosh darn marvelous fabric that I couldn’t help buying as well.  The print came in three different color schemes and I selected two, one to make a dress, and the other to make this blouse…

Patrick found these buttons and I quickly approved of them.  I thought they were perfect because they reminded me a bit of a Mayan pyramid.  Normally I don’t go for anything Mayan in flair (or Inca or Aztec for that matter), but I felt it worked well with the print as well as the color scheme.

It’s my first blouse, and I ran into a few problems, and while I’m not 100% happy with the construction, I still adore it.  I’m in need of blouses and hope to conquer more blouse patterns in the future.  But next on the sewing table is the dress using the other color scheme of this print.

I also purchased my first pair of Minnetonka moccasins!  I had been avoiding them, since the hipsters really love ’em, but I was in desperate need of a comfortable, casual shoe that worked with my western and Mexican themed wardrobe. I adore them and am thinking I need a pair in every color.

Blouse: Made by me! Simplicity 4356 (slightly and unintentionally altered)
Silver Palm Tree Brooch: Living Threads Vintage, Portland, Oregon
Earrings: Antique Alley, Portland, Oregon
Western Themed Charm Bracelet: Gift from my dad, always being added too.
Jeans: Freddies of Pinewood
Belt: Thrifted by my dad!
Moccasins: Thunderbird by Minnetonka, by way of the Portland Outdoor Store

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