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Sewaholic Patterns: 1204 (Alma) thumbsup - Type:Tops    printable version
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Posted on:1/1/14 5:53 PM
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Pattern Rating:Great Wardrobe Builder
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Available for sale on PR: $15.98 (See envelope) Click to Buy
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Pattern Description:
"The Alma Blouse is a feminine, semi-fitted blouse with neckline and sleeve variations. Darts create a fitted silhouette without being too tight, with an optional tie belt to cinch the waistline."

Pattern Sizing:
I cut a size 16, according to the wearer's upper bust measurement.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, apart from my modifications.

Were the instructions easy to follow?
I didn't really look at the instructions, as the pattern was fairly simple to put together. When I did consult them, as when putting in the zipper, they were easy to follow.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
This is a really great little sloper-esque pattern. I love the fisheye darts, and also all the different options and ways you could personalize it!

Fabric Used:
Lisette lawn from JoAnn's.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I made an FBA, a forward shoulder adjustment, a narrow shoulder adjustment, a full arm adjustment, and a not-particularly successful swayback adjustment. I also changed the sleeves to be 3/4 length and gave them a notch like the neckline has. I put in a regular zip rather than an invisible one.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I already have plans to sew it again, for myself this time, probably a couple of different versions.

Conclusion:
This pattern is a good investment, as it is a basic, costumizable, simple little blouse. It is pretty the way it is and easy to adapt in different ways!
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jlg said...
This is adorable. Love the way you used the trim at the neck and sleeve.
1/1/14 7:45 PM
cequimby said...
Really cute! I love your notched sleeves, and I agree - the trim looks great!
1/2/14 10:07 AM
DreinPA said...
I beleive the ability to make an FBA means you are not the beginner you have ranked yourself as...
1/3/14 10:47 AM
AnneM said...
Nice, love the trim idea and the sleeve decoration. Great ideas. Congratulations on your shirt.
2/23/14 9:45 AM
Sewing Gal said...
I'm glad to see that this top can be used for a fuller bust than as previously described as I definitely would have to do a FBA for me. Looks very cute!
3/4/14 4:15 PM
Sewing Gal said...
I'm glad to see that this top can be used for a fuller bust than as previously described as I definitely would have to do a FBA for me. Looks very cute!
3/4/14 4:17 PM
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