Alma blouse view 2

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 On Saturday morning I finished my Alma blouse just in time for a lunch date with my love. We lucked out a couple of weeks ago when a customer gave us a gift certificate to Ventana Grill, our favorite local restaurant! We decided to use it ASAP and get cocktails and a nice lunch.

We were starving when we got there, so I asked Luke to take photos of me wearing my new blouse after lunch. Of course, during lunch he got a bunch of work calls and we had to leave quickly, so he only took a couple of photos of me. The lighting isn't the best in either of the pictures and I look pretty windblown, but whatever, I just had an amazing lunch and I got to wear my new Alma!



They have a good selection of cocktails. My drink (left) was the Ventana View and Luke had the Jalapeno Margarita. Both were amazing.

Oh, the view wasn't too bad either, I love where I live! I wish I was there today, as the temperature is over ninety degrees and I am melting. October seems to have the warmest days for us.

 Back to the shirt, I made View B and I am happy with how it turned out. I ordered this cotton voile from Mood and wasn't too sure about it, but once I paired the collar with it, I loved it! The fabric is very lightweight and perfect for a hot day like today.

 Invisible zipper. Oh, I'd like to say "thank you" to Rachel for helping me with the fit. I asked for help on Instagram and she gave me some advice. I ended up adding 1.5 inches in length and it took away the wrinkles that I was having an issue with. We live a world apart and she gave me fitting advice. Isn't technology great?

This is my first Alma, but not my last...

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  1. I love the colors- this pattern has such a great shape.

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    1. Thank you and I agree about the pattern! It was a straightforward sew and I want to make more shirts!

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  2. That is awesome! So kitchy, and so fun!

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  3. Very cute blouse Erin! I love all those colors on you. And the solid collar is brilliant--it really stands out that way.

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    1. Thanks, Qui! I wasn't sure about the collar until I saw everything all together.

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  4. So very pretty! I love the sassy fabric - it suits you so well :)

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  5. That voile is gorgeously delicious - much like the cocktails! I'm getting thirsty just looking at those pictures, and the view is to die for! I'm loving the block colour trim too - you look lovely :)

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    1. I'm getting thirsty just thinking about them!! :) Thank you!

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  6. Love that fabric paired with the purple collar. Super flattering on you!

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  7. So cute! I adore the look paired with your jeans - such great everyday style! I totally dig crazy prints like this and adding a little splash of contrasting solid really ups the ante. Fabulous blouse and cheers for great cocktails!
    Sunni

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    1. Thanks so much, Sunni! I'm a jeans and t-shirt kind of gal, so it's nice to break things up with a blouse. xo

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  8. Adorable! The fit is really spot on and I think purple is definitely your color! Awesome print too :)

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    1. Thanks, Rochelle! I was glad that Rachel's fitting advice worked for me!

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  9. this blouse is so fun and cute!!! What a perfect day date indeed!

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    1. We both had fun date weekends with our loves :)

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  10. It looks like it fits well :) It looks so playful and cute!

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  11. Gorgeous alma + cocktails + ocean views? I'll have you know I'm reading this from my tiny study and am filled with a burning jealousy! But seriously, you should make a gazillion Almas because you look super cute in that blouse.

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  12. I love your top! The print and the view are to die for! Cheers

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    1. Thanks, Cynthia.

      I get super jealous when I see all the beautiful places you go to!

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  13. I love your top! The print and the view are to die for! Cheers

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  14. This blouse it's so beautiful on you... I'm glad I could help x

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  15. I love the print/colors you chose for this! They look amazing on you. Such a fun blouse! And good lord - that view!! How do you manage to get anything done? I'd just be sitting on those cliffs all day!!

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    1. I wish I was there right now! I actually wanted to go out on the cliffs and take pictures, but we didn't have the time. My friend wanted Luke and I to get married there haha.

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  16. What a sweet Alma, love it! And the location of your lunch date is stunning...I'm so jealous!

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  17. LOVE this! It's so '60's and cute! So sweet!

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  18. Hey Miss Creepy (I can call you that, right? It's close to Halloween) Your first Alma turned out great! Don't you just love that pattern? I have just completed my second one and will post it soon.My first was a bit tight in the bust so I went up a size.I need to grade the waist and hips down two sizes but I was afraid I would not quite get the shape right so I graded down one size and still about 3 inches to large around the hips. I have gained a bit of wieght since my fall so I am hoping when I loose back down the original one will fit me perfectly. Hubby likes it now but I think it looks a bit tight...You know men...

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