The Burdaesque markings were marked....all round the edge and up the middle... and a few on the sleeves..
A new sleeve was cut and made after the first one had a run in with a too-hot iron.....
Pleating and gathering and folding and matching and sewing and ripping and more sewing was completed and just like magic, out of acres of poly satin emerges a Donna Karan blouse.....
By sheer happenstance I came across the original Donna Karan satin blouse - which retails at £2,010. Yes, you read that correctly and I didn't make a typo! It is currently On Sale at a measly £750.
Buy V1324 from Vogue patterns for $32 and purchase 2.5m of soft, shiny satin and you've still got a bargain.
So now I love my blouse
I think my pleats on the sleeves are folded the wrong direction but hopefully no one will really notice.
My cowl neck is not as flat and pressed as the original due to the fabric qualities of my poly satin.
There's a keyhole hidden the centre back pleat which I though might gape - but it doesn't - see? And it sits above the bra strap line just in case there is a moment's gaping while bending over to tie my shoelaces and pull my socks up.
So after the argument and disappointment with Donna's batwing top, we're friends again. Isn't that nice?
Party season or just wear it everyday?
Your valued opinions please.