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Pattern Reviews> Butterick> 6701 (Misses'/Misses' Petite Blouse)

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Reviewed by:E.A.Y.
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Posted on:3/10/14 2:17 PM
Pattern Size:Plus-Sized 
Project Photo:Butterick: 6701 by E.A.Y.

Butterick: 6701 by E.A.Y.  
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Pattern Rating:Recommend, with Modifications
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Fabric:Cotton Eyelet  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
"Fitted blouse, has shoulder pads, princess seams, shaped hem and button trim with snaps. A: lined, above-elbow sleeves. B: long sleeves with slits/hooks and eyes and back peplum."
Pattern Sizing:
I used 18-20-22

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Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow?
I didn't really follow them, but I remember from the first time they were straightforward.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the vintage style. I hate that the sleeve pattern piece needed both length and width alterations.

Fabric Used:
Cotton eyelet (the embroidery is not cotton). White fabric dyed blue with Dylon machine dye.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Cut 18 for neck and shoulders (based on high bust measurement), grading to 22 at waist and hips, further cheated at the bottom snap to accommodate my tummy.
Full bust adjustment.
Added 1" in length to the body.
Added 2" width to sleeve at top and 1" in length above the elbow and 1/2" in length below.
Fiddled around with the armscye at the back to make up for no shoulder pads.
Snaps to close, no decorative buttons. Unlined, finished with bias binding instead.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes. I like this blouse. I will add a little more length in front to make it more wearable with modern rise pants.

Conclusion:
Just measure your arms and the pattern to make sure it will work for you. Cute blouse!

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persevering said...
Congratulations on your lovely fitted blouse!
3/10/14 2:57 PM
MrsCharisma said...
Nice job on the dyeing! It fits very nicely too!
3/10/14 3:35 PM
Quickie said...
I think this blouse is a great style on you.
3/10/14 4:52 PM
Baja Susana said...
Very pretty blouse , looks lovely on you.
3/10/14 7:16 PM
 
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