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Posted on:1/28/13 5:50 PM

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lbremers said...
I am making the blouse without the bows but when I took it oout of the package and got ready to make the FBA I stopped and checked in here to see exactly how you would go about making it bigger in the bust. Without darts, etc. I wonder what to do. I considered enlarging the gathering distance at the neckline as that is where the pattern seems to provide room for a bust. Anybody with a C or D cup have any suggestions for a FBA on this? Thanks.
5/10/13 8:51 PM
MissMelly said...
Thank you for reviewing. I have been holding off on making this one for the exact reason. It looks very cute on you. Wonderful job. I can't wait to make it up tomorrow.
2/12/13 11:04 PM
charid dawn said...
LOVE this.
2/9/13 0:06 AM
Pamaro said...
I just purchased this pattern today and was glad to see a review for it here on Patternreview. Your version looks very pretty on you.
2/8/13 2:37 PM
prttynpnk said...
I'm so glad to see this made up- I've been circling it like a shark!
2/2/13 11:06 AM
talesofawannabe said...
Thanks for uploading the pic of you wearing it! It really helps to give an idea of the length.
2/1/13 10:23 PM
Marnie D said...
I have this pattern and need a minute to sew it up!! Thanks for your review. It looks really sweet on you
2/1/13 6:17 AM
Jasst282 said...
That or don't put the sleeve headings in.
1/31/13 9:48 PM
style inspired said...
Thanks for the photo of you wearing it! If I make up that version I'll be reducing the sleeve gathers- I'm not a fan of puffy sleeves.
1/31/13 8:44 PM
Jasst282 said...
I uploaded a picture of me wearing it! The review gallery image should link to it. The neck is just right - not to tight or to loose. I'm 5'4", and I think it looks good untucked.
1/30/13 10:18 PM
talesofawannabe said...
Very pretty blouse! I am so happy your reviewed this pattern. May I ask how tall you are? Looking at the envelope I am worried this may be too short for me. Is it a length you can wear untucked?
1/29/13 10:01 PM
style inspired said...
I would love to see photos of you wearing it. I've been looking at this pattern and waiting for a review. I didn't realize it asks for shoulder pads, but not surprising considering it is a 1940's reprint. How do you find the neckline- high/close or snug?
1/29/13 5:22 PM
Jasst282 said...
For the neckline, I sewed the shirt together (sans sleeves) and then pulled the gathering stitches. I then adjusted it so it wasn't strangling me, but still sits close to the neck. I will post a picture of me wearing it soon.
1/29/13 5:01 PM
mnitts said...
That looks so cute!
1/29/13 4:12 AM
SewWil said...
Pretty blouse!
1/29/13 0:31 AM
Aurelie said...
Ooohh! I've been looking at this pattern and waiting for a review. It is darling. I was wondering about the neckline fit. It looks like it could get too snug easily. Very cute. Would love to see it on.
1/28/13 11:31 PM
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