It's finished, and I love it.
This pattern was a total pain in the posterior. Not only was the waist casing pattern missing, so were the instructions for the waist casing. On top of that the rest of the instructions were absolutely wretched.
My first attempt at this blouse took about 3 hours of sewing and millions of hours of pattern decipherment. But I love how it's turned out, and I will make it again because, dude, it will only take me 3 hours now I've mastered Burdastyle-speak.
I made it in cotton voile in lieu of the recommended chiffon, because I live in Canberra and it's bloody hot here in summer and I need to wear cotton. I saw some pretty printed voile in the fabric shop today which will be perfect.
At the moment though any plans for more Amandas are on the backburner. Now that I can move the red thread off the sewing machine and the overlocker, I can finish off my sunnyboys. They are well overdue.
Just let me cut that loose thread off first, OK?