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Posted on:2/15/14 5:40 AM
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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
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Fabric:Cotton Eyelet  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
oose fitting, fully interfaced, lined blouse has collar, collar band, side front seams, back peplum, button/loop closing and above elbow sleeves.

Pattern Sizing:
14-18. I made size 14 as is my usual with Vogue patterns.
More details and photos at my blog.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, with allowance for the fact that I didn't use a drapey fabric as they did on the pattern photos.

Were the instructions easy to follow?
This is the second time I make this blouse, and I didn't follow the instructions this time around. But I remember things being pretty straightforward.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the shaping with that triangular piece at the sides and the peplum that forms underneath. Plus I also love the button closing with loops and the fact that the modesty guard works perfectly never allowing a peek of skin

Fabric Used:
A cotton popelin with all-over embroidery.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I shortened the peplum by 8cm.

As with my first version I also didn't bother sewing a loop at the very top, by the collar, since I knew I would never wear it closed so high up like that.

Finally, I changed the way the sleeves are hemmed. The instructions have you do it by hand, but since the blouse is fully self lined I just closed the hem by machine just as the instructions for the peplum, and then edgestitched it for crispness. This worked beautifully and required no hand sewing at all (except for the small opening on the inside back seam that allows you to get to all the seams from the inside).

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes! It is my second version already and I definitely need one in a drapey silk charmeuse or georgette.

A very flattering blouse, highly recommended.

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BillieJean said...
Beautiful blouse!
2/15/14 6:00 AM
mending maven said...
Lovely sewing. Looks good on you!
2/15/14 8:00 AM
meadowclark said...
Beautiful fit! Well done.
2/15/14 8:40 AM
Baja Susana said...
Beautiful sewing, lovely fit, wonderful fabric. You look nice in the blouse. I love the style.
2/15/14 8:54 AM
charliegirl127 said...
Beautiful blouse. Love the fabric and such a good fit, too.
2/15/14 10:12 AM
Quickie said...
This is a lovely style on you . The classics stay the winners
2/15/14 10:18 AM
madbadger said...
Love this blouse!
2/15/14 9:58 PM
SewLibra said...
Very cute! It would like nice in a print, too.
2/16/14 0:27 AM
KensingtonCrab said...
Beautiful and great fit!
2/16/14 8:24 AM
becca a said...
Very beautiful blouse!
2/16/14 11:07 AM
ASiverson said...
Gorgeous! TFS!
2/16/14 11:26 AM
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