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|Simplicity: 2154 (Misses/Petite Blouse, Skirt, Jacket and Cardigan) - Type:Tops|
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|Posted on:||6/11/13 6:06 AM |
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Simplicity Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Great Wardrobe Builder |
|See other patterns in this category: Coordinates Tops Coat/Jacket Skirts |
|Available for sale on PR: $16.95 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Cotton [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: Misses/Miss Petite blouse, skirt, jacket, and knit cardigan. A reprint of a 1960's wardrobe pattern. I made the blouse, which has a collar and bow at the neck.|
See close up of collar here.
See blouse on my sewing mannequin here
Pattern Sizing: Multi-size pattern, Sizes 6-14. This pattern includes a significant amount of ease. The blouse includes over 3 inches of ease at the bust, which I think is a bit excessive for a retro styled garment. I made one size down and am happy with the fit. Another thing to note: I'm a B-cup and feel like this blouse has a bit more volume around the bust than I usually get from Big 4 patterns. I would recommend double checking the fit if you are smaller at the bust.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? From what I can see of the blouse on the envelope, it does!
Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions are very complete. Each step is thoroughly explained; a new seamstress wouldn't have any problem following the construction steps.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the style of the little bow blouse. I also like that the neck and armholes are hemmed with bias strips, which makes for a very clean and professional finish.
Fabric Used: 100% cotton that is very lightweight and has an almost silky hand. It wrinkles really easily and made ironing the darts and seams a bit of a challenge.
This pattern calls for 1 3/4 yard of fabric for a size 12. I find that I can usually make a garment with less fabric than the pattern calls for, but this blouse has several pieces cut on the bias, so I ended up actually using the recommended amount of fabric.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I did not interface the collar or bow, as my fabric is very lightweight and I thought that it would look weird to have a lightweight blouse with a stiff collar. Otherwise, I didn't make any alterations to the pattern or design.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would definitely sew this blouse again, but with a few adjustments to the darts to allow for a better fit at the bust. I would recommend this pattern to anyone who likes this style.
Conclusion: A cute and versatile blouse. It looks great under a cardigan, as well.
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