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Date: 2/23/13 10:44 AM

First off, this is not in any way meant to take away from the Fitted Blouse Contest!! I think the idea of making a fitted blouse is fabulous, and I plan to cheer on the contestants and learn from their efforts. But I'm not ready to enter a fitted blouse contest. I'm still trying to figure out how to sew a blouse that fits me at all properly! Also, I'm not ready to show off my midriff to the world. Which leads me to the last point -- I think for now what I'm aiming for is somewhere between semi-fitted and fitted.

So..... I got the idea this morning to start a fitted and/or semi-fitted blouse sew along. People who are joining the contest are welcome, too -- but this is MOSTLY for those who aren't quite willing to put themselves quite that "out there" yet.

It would still be for woven fabrics only, no knits. And preferably with a closure of some kind, because the end result should be at least semi-fitted, not loose. The idea is to work on fit, but without having to aim for something totally "fitted" if you prefer not to. Or totally fitted, if you like, but that's up to you. (Hope that makes sense!)

What do you think?

P.S. There's no photo requirement -- this is on the honor system. But photos do help! So if you want to post photos during and after construction, at least one photo should be either on a dress form or on you (or the person you're making the blouse for).

-- Edited on 2/23/13 10:51 AM --

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Date: 2/23/13 12:43 PM

I'm in I'll be working on BWOF 1-2008-124

it won't have the bottom ruffle or the ruched darts at least not the first one I make . I'm just starting to work on fitting myself with Burda and think this will be a good start for me since I love wearing shirts/blouses. So I'll also be double posting in the TnT basics sew along since this a basic for me.

Thanks for starting this sew along

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Date: 2/23/13 1:12 PM

Great! That blouse is wonderful!

I haven't figured out yet what I'll be making, except that it will also be a Burda. Possibly the one I bought last night -- Burda 7064, which is an update of a couple of their earlier blouses, but with a simple, not-too-low neckline. I like the short-sleeved view, but it looks a bit too cropped -- I would make it an inch or two longer.


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Date: 2/23/13 4:13 PM

I am trying to decide about the contest. This might be a good alternative. I was looking through stuff and found a muslin of Simplicity 2447 2447
It wasn't fitting right and that is why I put it away. I was thinking of a McCalls for the contest. I have M6076 and M6035 but I saw M 6124 6124. Of course I don't have that one and they are not on sale this weekend. ugh!

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Date: 2/23/13 4:29 PM

This might be a good idea for me. I'd really like to have a semi-fitted shirt right now.

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Date: 2/28/13 5:44 PM

Is anyone else sewing a fitted/semi-fitted shirt? I have made three muslins of McCalls 6035. I am going to try one more tonight and maybe post pics for help if I can't get it. The first muslin was too tight around the waist and a little too tight across the back. I have a slightly round back and have always had to do a broad back so silly me I did both adjustments at once. The second muslin was too big. What was interesting was that fixing the back made the front bigger too. So I tried a third time-I got rid of the broad back and just kept the round back so it is almost. I think I have the round back adjustment in the wrong place so I am going to try fixing that tonight and do one more. On the third try I put in the sleeves and they need some tweaking too. Fitting is so interesting and I am so close-so close.

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Date: 2/28/13 6:12 PM

I'm planning to sew that blouse I mentioned earlier -- that new Burda pattern. I won't have time to start tracing it until next week. Have I mentioned I'm very slow at getting around to things?

I'm glad to see a few people are interested in this, at least. Only four of us so far, it looks like.

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Date: 2/28/13 8:07 PM

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Fitting is so interesting and I am so close-so close.

You've been very busy -- wow!! Are any of these wearable muslins, or are you making "true" muslins and then a wearable version?


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Date: 3/1/13 8:07 PM

True muslins. The first one I couldn't button around the waist. Then there were other fitting issues with the 2nd and 3rd. Actually the 3rd was a remake of the 2nd. It is not taking long to make one since I am not doing any of the detailing. My sm let me down last night-I was getting those nasty thread nests and I was too tired to mess with it. I may tackle it yet tonight. So glad it is the weekend!
If I can get it close enough, I have some oxford like material that I bought at Hancock's on their clearance table. It will make a nice wearable shirt. I have several pieces of linen waiting for finale and maybe the contest-haha

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Date: 3/2/13 2:31 PM

You're inspiring me to get my blouse traced out soon.

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