My fifth nephew finally arrived in the world two weeks ago- Max James.

He lives in Richmond, Surrey so we had a weekend visit to meet him. We stayed in The Rose of York and I had a new blouse to wear. I was also born in Yorkshire, so am a true Yorkshire lass! 


It is one of the Lottie blouses I cut out on the night the Blog Manager was travelling to Rome!


This is my blouse of the moment as I love how they can be smart or casual. This was the third and then I saw the Wildflower Liberty fabric and had to make another!


Here are close ups of the bow detail. I have this down to a fine art now! I use bias binding on the keyhole gap under the tie part of the bow, I also make the hole smaller than on the pattern to save my modesty!! 


I added sleeves in this version, however, I prefer the sleeveless version for wearing with a cardigan. The sleeves take some arranging under the cardigan sleeves!


The Rose of York has views over the Thames . Richmond is a beautiful place to live. We love to walk by the river and we had some lovely sunny weather. Here is our room, just so you can share our experience! ( I called my blouse a slightly different name as it seemed wrong to call myself The Rose of York, when I am more of a thorn!!!)


Pattern: The Lottie, Simple Sew ( should this be renamed The Amanda!?!)

Fabric: 1920s style cotton- 1.5 metres from the Market Man.

Notions: thread

Wonky Factor: 8/10 -it didn’t need sleeves when I have a nice cardigan


Amanda 💝