|Lekala Patterns: 5759 (Striped blouse) - Type:Tops |
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|Posted on:||8/24/13 11:38 PM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
|Fabric:||Silk Noil [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: |
Blouse with shaped front panels, faux placket with decorative buttons, stand collar and cuffs.
Custom sized using the extended options available on the Russian site.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Russian. Google-translate. Gibberinglish. It took me a moment of staring at the pattern pieces to realise that the shirt is a pullover top and not a button-up.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the style. It is a slightly tight wiggle getting it on, but it's not a major issue.
You need to work carefully to get the placket neat and to keep the width constant through the curve.
Wall-of-text of general comments about sewing with Lekala here.
Raw silk. I think any lightweight shirt or blouse fabric with at least a bit of body/crispness will work. There are many good customer pictures of this shirt on the Russian site.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I eliminated some excess fabric that was pooling in my armpit above the bust. This seems to be standard for me with Lekala patterns. I should have added a sway back adjustment as well.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Recommend, yes. Maybe a bit distinctive to have more than one of these.
A nice variation on the shirt theme.