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Nancywin
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Date: 6/17/09 10:20 AM

I have been on a quest for a great white shirt! Having narrow (forward) shoulders and a full bust (not to mention small waist and big hips) has made this somewhat of a challenge! I have found one great pattern from BWOF see review. Next I would like to try the Palmer Pletsch pattern 5433 and compare the two.



Right now I am just finishing up another version of the BWOF pattern, this time sleeveless. thought it would be fun to have a sew along to discuss patterns, design changes, fit issues, fabric, etc.
Want to play?
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Date: 6/17/09 10:24 AM

I'm working on a couple of silk camp shirts, but have a piece of white summer shirting that is next. Not sure quite what to do with it because it will need a cami underneath. But I really need a white shirt or shirts.

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Date: 6/17/09 11:22 AM

White shirts are definitely my "go to" when I want something to wear without having to think about it. I am in great need of some sleeveless and short sleeve (camp style) shirts for summer!

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Date: 6/17/09 11:25 AM

Thank you for starting this. Maybe this is the push I need to get back to my fitting-woven-blouses ordeal. I stalled, yet again, out of frustration. I got the bust to fit, but the sleeves/armholes are a mess! After I finish my dress, I'll jump in.

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Date: 6/17/09 11:58 AM

I JUST made a sleeveless version of 5433, and so far I like the fit & construction.

I also just completed a princess-seamed white shirt, also a McCall pattern I've made a few times. I love the pattern and that particular pattern needs almost no adjustment--immediate fit.

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Date: 6/17/09 12:41 PM

I'll join you. I have several patterns traced but need to put them to fabric. I always lose my nerve after tracing and altering the pattern... then I go trace another. This will be my goal: break that cycle, make that shirt.

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Date: 6/17/09 12:54 PM

I will join up! I need a white shirt!!!

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Date: 6/17/09 1:17 PM

I'll join you! Sewing a nicely fitted blouse is high on my list of sewing priorities this summer. Thanks for starting the sew-along.

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Date: 6/17/09 1:20 PM

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-- Edited on 6/13/10 4:41 PM --

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From what others have said, the nasty message came from Fitting Woes, NOT Misc Hot Topics or the Civility thread.

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Date: 6/17/09 4:39 PM

Cute pattern. I'm hoping that design changes will be one of the things we can explore in more detail in this sew along. 2 years ago (I think) I used the blouse pattern in the Sew U book by Wendy Mullin. She has a lot of great ideas for how to change up a pattern once you get the basic fit. I really want to see what people can do - so that I can steal shamelessly their ideas!!!

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