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Review submitted in Fitted Blouse 2013 Contest
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Reviewed by:KathleenS
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Posted on:3/31/13 3:08 AM
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sewingcanary said... (8/4/13 10:55 AM) Reply
Thanks for the great review and all the wonderful pix and tips! The gal at the fabric store said they’ve had great response to Simplicity’s Amazing Fit series. The clean shoulder and sleeve, not tight neck-band, plus the pre-made bust adjustment were the pattern’s selling features for me. I too, will put a placket on the sleeves. Thanks also for your pivot tip re adding back room. A tip about finding pattern repeats - drape the fabric on the back of a sofa or chair - somewhere that you’ll see it as you pass through the day and different lighting. You need to distance yourself and sometimes need to approach from a different angle. Let it hang for a day or two until you see not only the pattern, its repeat, but also make decisions as to where you want designs to sit over your bust and tummy area.
Danmar said... (7/6/13 6:57 PM) Reply
Wow--thanks for the collar turning info!! Great review and really nice shirt.
FreyaStark said... (4/14/13 0:22 AM) Reply
A fabulous shirt and a great fit; an impressive effort. Welcome to shirt-making. May you feel inspired to make many more. I think lawn is sturdier than voile, which is lighter and a less dense weave. Liberty's famous lawn is certainly not a voile. However, US sources seem to use "lawn" when referring to what I think of a voile.
trumbelina said... (4/11/13 6:24 PM) Reply
THat is exactly the same back adjustment I always have to do. So does theSlapdashsewist aka "nice girl" on PR, and Nice girl has some nice visuals on her blog of adjustments she's made.
Adventurer said... (4/9/13 7:18 PM) Reply
I voted for this. It looks perfectly matched to me. I like that it has a sharp yet feminine quality. I agree with kaituikiwi that the blue color and birds have a Japanese look.
meleliza said... (4/7/13 8:36 PM) Reply
Nearly perfect match? I can't find anything imperfect about it! I think you've done a wonderful job with this and your review is really helpful. You've got my vote!
Baja Susana said... (4/7/13 11:52 AM) Reply
Lovely blouse, it looks good on you. Thanks for the collar tutorial, I have bookmarked it. Your collar looks professionally made.
JanElise said... (4/4/13 7:47 AM) Reply
Great review! Great application of pattern and fitting! It looks terrific on you!
KathleenS said... (4/2/13 7:11 AM) Reply
Thanks everyone!
Heatherrique said... (4/2/13 0:10 AM) Reply
Very attractive shirt!
thecuriouskiwi said... (4/1/13 3:48 PM) Reply
Love your birdie fabric with this blouse, the colours give it an almost Japanese twist and it looks very well fitted, nice work xx
WhatSew said... (4/1/13 12:03 PM) Reply
Great fitting shirt and thanks for the tips.
Silknmore said... (4/1/13 10:23 AM) Reply
Incredible shirt - fit and matching the pattern in front.
Maree P said... (3/31/13 8:09 PM) Reply
This is a great shirt. Lovely sewing.
Sharonspils said... (3/31/13 4:32 PM) Reply
Amazing blouse perfect fit!
persevering said... (3/31/13 2:55 PM) Reply
Wow! I am so impressed by your success - your blouse looks fabulously well fitting - CONGRATULATIONS - and may I add - everything about your shirt compliments you!
persevering said... (3/31/13 1:46 PM) Reply
Wow! I am so impressed by your success - your blouse looks fabulously well fitting - CONGRATULATIONS - and may I add - everything about your shirt compliments you!
Texahoma said... (3/31/13 12:15 PM) Reply
The fit looks perfect in the photo, I really appreciate your tips, I will try them as I too have fitting issues across the shoulder blades. Beautiful fabric and finished shirt.
BJ1400 said... (3/31/13 8:54 AM) Reply
You did a great job. It fits you perfectly!
PeppermintPam said... (3/31/13 8:29 AM) Reply
You nailed the fit on this one, it looks great! A definite TNT pattern.
Sarah Liz said... (3/31/13 6:07 AM) Reply
A very lovely shirt, and thanks for sharing the pivot and slide technique. Idon't think anyone will notice the pattern mismatch, it really isnot obvious in the photo. Lovely fit.
Quickie said... (3/31/13 3:51 AM) Reply
Nice blouse
velosewer said... (3/31/13 3:34 AM) Reply
Wow. That's such a well made and nicely fitted blouse. It's gorgeous.
SJ Kurtz said... (3/31/13 3:25 AM) Reply
I love how you matched the print across the front! That is just stellar work!
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