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Ottobre Woman Magazine: 02-2013-3 (Buttondown) thumbsup - Type:Tops    printable version
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Reviewed by:QuiltSewSewSue
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Posted on:9/27/13 11:37 PM
Last Updated:11/4/13 10:00 PM
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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
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Pattern Description:
Sleeveless blouse where the shoulder yoke extends slightly over the shoulder to the front and there is a single pocket.

Pattern Sizing:
Ottobre 34 through 52.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were fine. Ottobre does not provide diagrams only written instructions.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the simple style. I don't think this style of top ever goes out of fashion.
I loved the drafting of this pattern - the collar and collar stand came together beautifully.

Fabric Used:
Bamboo woven bought 3 years ago from The Bamboo Fabric Store. There is a beautiful texture woven into the fabric. It frayed easily so I did french seams on the side seams. Otherwise the fabric was beautiful to work with and washed and pressed like a charm.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I shortened the pattern at waist level by about 2 inches.
I did not sew the top button or buttonhole on the collar stand (as I will never do it up).
I sewed a double yoke following the instructions in The Readers Digest Guide to Sewing (page 410).

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I plan to sew this again in a swiss dot cotton voile. I highly recommend this pattern.

Love this blouse - more photos on my blog.

I have made my second top in swiss dot cotton voil and the photos are here.
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treefrog said...
Gorgeous blouse and such a great fit. It is going to be lovely to wear over the summer.
9/28/13 0:31 AM
mm said...
I like your blouse.
9/28/13 0:32 AM
Vonnevo said...
A very stylish blouse Sue !! Glad you found a great pattern to use for the lovely fabric.
9/28/13 0:49 AM
TGWGWS said...
Beautiful blouse and I love that fabric! It looks so cool and comfy.
9/28/13 2:50 AM
Pj3g said...
It's beautiful!
9/28/13 8:30 AM
Amanda.Claire said...
I love your version! I think I must have some of this bamboo fabric it is gorgeous. I have made this blouse too and you are right, the drafting is wonderful and the double yoke is the way to go.
9/28/13 9:14 AM
Patti B said...
I love it. The combination of classic style with your luscious fabric is just perfect. A definite TNT!
9/28/13 10:41 AM
elcsews said...
Lovely blouse!
9/28/13 4:34 PM
Dee2 said...
Lovely blouse that is beautifully sewn.
9/28/13 8:47 PM
Maree P said...
This is a lovely shirt Sue...perfect for our current hot weather.
9/29/13 3:08 AM
brissie71 said...
Ooooh, I REALLY like this one. It's nice to see it made up in such a versatile fabric. I'm sure this piece is going to get a workout this Summer.
10/1/13 0:51 AM
sophronia said...
To put it simply: looks good.
11/5/13 7:49 AM
cindyann said...
Lovely! I've always been fond of this style.
11/5/13 8:19 AM
marec said...
What a beautiful fit! Your work makes this "simple" top stand out.
11/5/13 9:47 AM
Christas said...
Very nice blouse! I love Ottobre patterns..... I must sew this one! Thanks so much for your review.
11/9/13 0:49 AM
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