I’ve made this blouse up again in a beautiful teal silk charmeuse. I’ve reviewed this pattern here, and I’ve really nothing new to say about it, so I’ll just show pictures! The trousers in this post and the first review of this blouse are the trousers from the same pattern, Vogue 1861. I’ve never blogged about them since they’re from my pre-blogging days, but I have to say they are the pair I reach for most often in my closet. I don’t have many wool trousers: this black pair, a RTW olive pinstripe pair and a light camel wool crepe pair. Of all the trousers I’ve made, this is the pattern I like best so far, and only the 2nd pair that I’ve kept. (I thrifted the brown pair because I so hated the silhouette after wearing them a few times. Do you ever thrift newly made garments?) I have a confession to make: I have never yet worn the ivory version of this blouse I made up in 2010. I wonder when I’ll wear this one… I honestly couldn’t even tell you why I’ve never worn it, except that perhaps I like it so much that I want it to last for the next 50 years! And how ridiculous is that considering that I could always make another one if this one did wear out? Do you do this, too? Make up pieces that you really love and then never wear them?