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Posted on:3/17/14 4:16 PM
Project Photo:Simplicity: 1089 by madssews

Simplicity: 1089 by madssews  Simplicity: 1089 by madssews  
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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
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Fabric:Cotton  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
From the envelope: "This fitted blouse or overblouse is shown with three equally pretty variations of the low rounded neckline. Kimono sleeves are short. View 1 overblouse neckline and sleeves are accented with top stitching. Welts detail lower edge. In View 2 the scallop points are sewn to a narrow band. View 3 features 'saw-tooth' scallops at neckline."

(I made Version 1.)

Pattern Sizing:
One size per envelope; this is a vintage size 14 (32 bust)

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, except for my omission of the welts.

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very! This blouse was pretty quick to put together.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I loved the fitted silhouette, and the fact that this is a pull-over blouse. It's also a really versatile pattern: it could be made to look casual, professional, or dressy depending on one's fabric choice.

Fabric Used:
Cotton voile for the fashion fabric and white cotton batiste for the underlining, both from Mood.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I omitted the facings because they felt unnecessary on such a straightforward shirt; I did bias facings instead. I omitted the welts on the blouse front because I could not figure out how to properly close and attach them (I've since deciphered that process, but don't feel like going back to redo them!). I opted to do a hand-picked zipper instead of a lapped zip.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would absolutely make this again! It's so easy and wearable. The only thing I wish I'd done differently is to add darts at the back neckline to remove some of the extra room. I think some day I will do that, and I think I will also unpick my zipper and take the waist in a bit as well. If you can get your hands on a copy of this vintage, OOP pattern, go for it!

Conclusion:
This pattern makes a lovely blouse that was very easy to put together. I'm happy with it and it has been a great addition to my work wardrobe.
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CShelley said...
Love it! Shows how well vintage patterns fit and don't have miles of ease like today's patterns. Looks great on you!
3/17/14 4:38 PM
RoseE said...
Lovely!
3/17/14 4:38 PM
KamiSue2 said...
Very cute.
3/17/14 4:38 PM
Marie67 said...
Beautiful simple blouse with lovely fitted shape, and nice neckline - I agree with CShelly, I wish modern patterns were as fitted, especially through the waist. I will have to keep a look out on ebay for a copy.
3/18/14 6:25 AM
Marie67 said...
Beautiful simple blouse with lovely fitted shape, and nice neckline - I agree with CShelly, I wish modern patterns were as fitted, especially through the waist. I will have to keep a look out on ebay for a copy.
3/18/14 6:25 AM
Danvillegirl said...
Nice looking blouse and fits you very well
3/18/14 6:47 AM
MrsCharisma said...
What a great fitting top! It looks so good on you!
3/18/14 10:43 AM
Nancywin said...
This is really beautiful! I love it.
3/23/14 11:21 AM
madssews said...
Thank you all for such nice comments! <3
3/26/14 8:55 AM
 
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