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Kwik Sew: 3474 (Misses blouses) - Type:Tops    printable version
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Reviewed by:Karen R
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Posted on:1/11/14 3:52 AM
Project Photo:Kwik Sew: 3474 by Karen R

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. Misses' fitted blouses have bust and waist darts. View A has collar, full-length sleeves, cuffs with slits at outside edge, and tie closure at waist. View B has ruffle at neckline, three-quarter length sleeves with ruffles at bottom edge, and one button and loop closure at waist.

I made a size m tapering to an L at the waist

It looked similar to the photo , I found the front gaped on me so I added a hook and eye but notice in the photo it is pulling across the bust.

The instructions were easy to follow,but I had problems with understanding how the facings went together, I have been away from sewing for 20 years and had real trouble ,I had them upside down , back to front and very which way before finally getting them right! It was a real EUREKA moment!

I liked the formal look of this blouse it was to wear to a wedding . View A will be nice for a more casual look.

Silk Dupioni:

I shortened the sleeves and added shoulder pads for my narrow shoulders.:I under lined the bodice.

I will make view A at some stage. I would recommend this pattern, to people who like ruffles and a formal look

This is my first garment in getting back in to sewing after 20 years, its far from perfect but overall i am happy with it. I tried on a very similar RTW blouse that was retailing for $360, so I have saved a heap of money! Gotta be happy with that!:

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KensingtonCrab said...
Very pretty!
1/11/14 7:18 AM
JTink said...
This is lovely. I really like the way the ruffles frame your face.
1/11/14 8:58 AM
Speech girl said...
It's a lovely blouse!
1/11/14 12:10 PM
RoseE said...
Very nice. I have this pattern somewhere. . . I have to give it a try. Thanks for inspiring me!
1/11/14 3:10 PM
carolynw said...
Very nice - love the ruffle - adds a really nice touch
1/11/14 6:41 PM
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