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Date: 11/13/13 2:33 PM

I've been asked to make a blouse like Ellen Griswold wears in the movie, Christmas Vacation for a holiday party. If you can't remember, here's a link:
Ellen Griswold's blouse.
Really low cut! Any suggestions for a similar pattern?

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Date: 11/13/13 6:27 PM

OMG I remembered it right away...really cute. I love that movie, it's so funny.
Sorry I don't have any suggestions.

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Date: 11/14/13 3:30 AM

My favorite Christmas movie.

This Lekala pattern is pretty close.

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Date: 11/14/13 5:25 AM

I think Lekala patterns are on sale on
Sewing Patterns.com for .99.

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Date: 11/14/13 8:51 AM

Oh that Lekala pattern is perfect! Thank you so much!! What fabric would you recommend?

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Date: 11/14/13 4:55 PM

Yes, that is a great blouse. (I wish I'd looked like Beverly D'Angelo wearing it!) If you do make it, I hope you'll post pics.

I have always wanted to make Ingrid Bergmans paisley blouse from Casablanca. I found patterns that are close enough - but the fabric has eluded me for years.... sigh ...

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Subject: Ellen Griswolds blouse in Christmas Vacation Date: 11/14/13 7:05 PM

A lightweight satin brocade would look pretty. I prefer something washable, maybe a polyester.

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Date: 11/14/13 10:35 PM

White fabric. With that neckline, no one will notice the fabric.

This silk cotton blend would be really nice if you want it dressy. Or this. Or here's a nice crepe.

Have fun with it!

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Date: 11/15/13 9:26 AM

Those all sound like great suggestions. I will see what the customer's budget will allow. I hope that she'll let me post a picture!

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Date: 11/16/13 7:06 PM

SQUIRREL!!!!

Sorry, I couldn't help it. Whenever I see mention of Christmas Vacation...
We watch it every year.

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