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|Advance Pattern Company: 8190 (1940's wrap top) - Type:Tops |
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|Posted on:||10/1/13 8:00 PM |
|Pattern Size:||Petite |
|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
|Fabric:||Polyester Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
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Advance 8190; 1950s; Misses' Blouse. "Switchabout Blouse" - Suitable for Lightweight Jersey Only. Wear it with High Cowl Neckline in front, wrapped low V-closing in the back. Reverse to wrapped V-neckline in front and the high neck draped in back. Slip into blouse either way and wrap cummerbund tie ends around your waistline.
I used Studio Faro version size 10 but shortened the sleeves.
Redpoint tailor graded her version down to 8-10.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
It does in a 2013 way.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I followed Anita's instruction on Studio Faro.
The pattern might seem complicated but it's not.
In reality the whole cutting and sewing process took 2 hours - tops!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
This is a classic wrap top from a 1950s vintage pattern. It is easy to wear, comfortable to wear and I wore this to work and it was great to wear in an air-con office.
Dolman sleeves don't suit me so if I make this again, I may redraft the sleeves.
Here's the back story to this top.
Poly knit with 2 way stretch from The Fabric Store in Sydney.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
The sleeves are at bracelet length.
The wrap is 20cm wide and twice the width of the fabric.
I added the wrap using sausage construction or the burrito method.
I roll-hemed the edges for a scalloped look.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Maybe. If you love the sleeve style, I would recommend you make this top.
Then, these sleeves will be perfect to wear when it's hot and humid in Sydney during the summer.
Ok, I'm being a fickle sewer!
I'm loving pattern drafting at the moment.
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