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Viviette
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Date: 1/13/13 10:53 PM

Hello there, all! I'm brand new here.I was hoping to get some pattern recommendations for blouses to flatter a slim hourglass figure. I usually wear stretchy tank tops, but I am getting older and want some more sophisticated separates. I would like to sew myself some blouses, but I am not sure which patterns would work well. I have a hard time finding RTW tops that fit nicely, because I have a defined hourglass figure and it seems like all the styles now are baggy and unfitted. I dislike button up blouses and empire waistlines, and I like vintage silhouettes from the 40's and 50's. I have my eye on the Colette Jasmine - but I would love other suggestions to try out! Thanks so much!

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Date: 1/14/13 7:28 AM

I really like New Look 6808; I've made view E several times and they are by far my most-worn blouses. New Look 6831 (views D & E) are quite nice, as well, though that's quite similar in shape to the Colette pattern you already mentioned. I recently made the Portrait Blouse from Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing and found that to be quite flattering, as well.

For reference, I'm a (somewhat) slim hourglass, though I wouldn't say that my shape is extremely defined. My bust and hip measurements are the same and my waist measurement is 10 inches smaller. Though I'm not extremely busty, I do have a problem finding RTW blouses that fit my bust without being too large everywhere else. Hope this helps!

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Date: 1/14/13 2:08 PM

Thank you! 6808 is adorable, I will definitely pick that up! I think 6831 may be OOP, it's not showing on the site. But, I bet Ebay has it.And actually, I had totally forgotten about Gertie's portrait blouse, but looking at the pics of the pattern I *may* be able to draft myself one. I really appreciate the help! I think that's quite a good start for me to make some blouses.

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Date: 1/14/13 3:42 PM

I think Simplicity 1692 would look great

S1962

So would McCalls 6604 (i'm thinking view D)

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Date: 1/14/13 8:47 PM

Hah! Our names match!I was just eyeballing 1692 as a possible choice earlier! Joannes is having Simplicity patterns 5 for 5 on Thursday, so that would be perfect.
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Date: 1/14/13 9:13 PM

Hi I just wanted second S1692. Seems like a really nice choice sans buttons. I know what you mean by the saggy shapelessness of a lot of tops. If you have a bust line they are not very flattering.
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Date: 1/15/13 4:32 AM

I really liked Simplicity 2501 - Gertie even did a version with a convertable collar here - and it definitely has a vintage-y vibe.

More casual is New Look 6729. I found the v-neck very flattering.

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Date: 1/15/13 11:44 AM

I suggest New Look 6945 or New Look 6755.

I love New Look 6755 however it is the most challenging FBA I ever performed. The asymmetrical front pieces, the ruffle and the peplum all need to be modified accordingly. It was a lot of work, but it is well worth it! I made view B with the sleeves from view A. It turned out lovely. I am now planning of making it in silk.
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Date: 1/15/13 11:51 AM

You may also like view C of Simplicity 4273.

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Date: 1/16/13 2:10 AM

As a slim hourglass you should learn to love button up blouses. The only way you will get a fitted blouse is if it has some sort of closure down the length of the blouse. Anything without a closure has to be baggy to get it over your bust/hips.

I can highly recommend Butterick 5615. It is fitted with lots of feminine shape, great for an hourglass, plus the peplum and tie front give the blouse a vintage look. HTH

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