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|Simplicity: 1779 (Misses' Blouse with Front Tie) - Type:Tops |
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Available for sale on PR: $15.95 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Cotton [See other projects in this fabric]|
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Misses' button-down blouse with collar and sleeve variations. Blouse with a V-neck tie, wide V-neck collar, flounces or trimmed neckline.
my pattern envelope
Front tie/bow blouses from various on-line stores
Misses' 6-8-10-12-14. I sewed a "12".
2 yards (44" width) of cotton woven. After working with this fabric for awhile, I don't know why I am craving popcorn or something delicious from a local T.G. I Friday restaurant...
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
full length view, excuse the wrinkles after some car driving.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, except for attaching and finishing the ends of the sleeve cuffs. The narrow opening where the ends of the cuff "overlap" is a turned-in top-stitched hem between two reinforced points 3/4" apart which would have been better replaced by "slashed" sleeve vents and plackets.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the tie-front-pussy-bow style reminiscent of the styles from decades past. In particular with my fabric choice, I am reminded of this blouse:
striped blouse in etsy.com
I like the form-fitting silhouette of the blouse in contrary to a "sack-like" look.
The sleeves eased in to the armscyes nicely with very little excess fabric "jutting" out of the contours of the armscyes.
The only thing that I did not like were the construction of the sleeve cuffs.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
*My typical 1" petite adjustment at the waist and narrowing of the upper back 3/8" from the center.
*Due to fabric constraints, I shortened the sleeves 1".
*Since I went down a size at the sides, I omitted the back darts.
*Steps #35-37 for attaching and finishing the sleeve cuffs eluded me at first glance. Instead, I used an inverted method from what was instructed to avoid top-stitching the cuff from the inside and second-guessing how it will look on the outside. I stitched the correct or visible side of the cuff to the wrong or non-visible side of the sleeve and finished the ends of the cuff in a 3/8" seam, right sides together, before turning them inside out. Then I turned the entire edge of the cuff to the outside (keeping the cuff folded in half lengthwise with the edges turned in, covering the seam allowance of the sleeve and cuff) and top-stitched.
*Used 6 instead of 5 buttons.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes! There are other collar and sleeve options that I would like to try. I recommend this pattern if you are looking for a blouse pattern with lots of versatility.
It is not one of those "quick-and-easy" gratification projects. But it is a wonderful pattern to get back to sewing blouses/shirts with front plackets and cuffs.
This pattern goes in my "definitely" pile.
First time that we discovered these at a Marshall's store dressing room: "Possibly, Definitely, Tomorrow" hooks
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