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|Japanese Pattern Books: Shape Shape (Sleeveless Scarf Blouse) - Type:Tops |
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|Fabric:||Cotton [See other projects in this fabric]|
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A sleeveless top with scarf, side button closure and French style darts front/back.
Pattern Sizing: Medium
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, very much.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were in English and included diagrams which made it much easier than many of the Japanese pattern books.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The originality of Japanese patterns is always interesting, even in a sleeveless top! The side buttons are lovely, the scarf can be worn several ways, and the French style darts (while unusual on the back) give nice shaping.
Line drawing of pattern
A tie-dyed lightweight cotton from Fabric-A-Brac with buttons from Tessuti.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
This blouse has:
* square shoulder adjustment (to bodice and scarf)
* reduced front dart length by 1cm
* 5cm extra length on bodice
When I make this again I would add a little more ease across the upper chest and perhaps use a drapier fabric for the scarf.
My fabric is one sided with the scarf attached so it sits to the front. However, you could also attach it so it drapes to the back, or if the fabric were two-sided it could be worn draped at the front or back, both ways looks nice, as well as one or both looped over the shoulder.
The scarf is pleated and attached at the shoulder seam
The right side seam has a facing and button closure
The neck and arms are finished with self binding
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I will likely sew this again, and do recommend the book and pattern. Shape Shape has been reviewed and pioneered by Carolyn who has made some beautiful garments and also by MM both of whom inspired me to give it a try.
This was an interesting fun project and the Japanese patterns are something I've wanted to try for a while.
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