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Posted on:3/25/14 8:22 PM
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I decided that I'd make this blouse a few years ago. It was one of the patterns that I bought to the Palmer-Pletsch workshop in 2012. Marta Alto taught a session on dart rotation. It was of great interest to me as I almost always need to make a FBA. And sometimes I want to maintain the style of the garment without bust darts. So one of my desired take-a-ways from the workshop was to become proficient and confident in making dart rotation to other areas in a garment.

A few of my favorite sewing bloggers (Sarah and Amanda) have made this blouse and were pretty satisfied with the results. Both ladies, made a few changes to the collar and tie. If I make it again, I plan to use some of their changes. But for this one, I followed suggested construction process given in the guide sheet.


This pattern comes in sizes 6 through 20.

The pattern description -MISSES' JACKET, SKIRT AND BLOUSE: Jacket is fitted and cropped, with lined, long raglan sleeves and standup collar. Skirt is straight-fitting, lined and 1" below normal waist with waistline facing, back darts, back slit and invisible zipper. Length is 2" above mid-knee. Blouse is semi-fitted, sleeveless, front and back gathers, back neckline slit, gathered standup collar and ties.

Amanda stated in her review, the silhouette of the blouse is like a trapeze dress. I probably will never wear it outside my skirt or pants. But it's a good idea to taper it a bit if you plan to wear it outside. Especially if you make a FBA. The instructions were fine. Nothing difficult or confusing.

The combination of the three pieces drew me to this pattern. I like how the seams are finished. Vogue includes a pattern for armhole binding and they recommend french seams for the sides of the blouse. I also like the high collar and the tie.

Once I finished the blouse with the bow attached as instructed, I did notice that the tie was a little heavy and I wished I made it as a separate piece. It is very long but that's okay because I'm tall.

I used a georgette print from a local fabric store. The print was a good match for the purple tweed. My alterations were minimal. I made a FBA and rotated the dart of the gathers along the neckline. I also lowered the armhole a little because they were a little snug. There's a great chance that I may try this pattern again. But next time, I will follow Amanda's changes to construct the collar. I do recommend this pattern, the entire set of coordinates.

It is a good pattern to try. It has several construction techniques that will allow the sewist an opportunity to add some unique finishing touches to the finished product. It's worth a try if you like this style. The jacket and skirt are reviewed here.

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Sew Good said...
Very nice. Thank you for the tutorial as well. Very helpful :)
3/25/14 8:29 PM
slmstyle said...
So pretty!
3/25/14 9:27 PM
knitmachinequeen said...
Fabulous. The color is perfect for you and I love sleeveless tops. TFS
3/25/14 9:27 PM
Jrhee said...
Very pretty blouse, and perfect with a suit.
3/25/14 11:10 PM
ggf2005 said...
this is smoking hot! I've done the blouse for a friend, but i want to make the entire ensemble for myself.
3/26/14 1:53 AM
supizoo said...
Everything about this is gorgeous.
3/26/14 5:14 AM
Danvillegirl said...
Nice job!
3/26/14 5:25 AM
carolynw said...
So pretty!
3/26/14 11:19 AM
CissieW said...
Pretty blouse. I have this blouse -- now need to make it!
3/26/14 2:56 PM
PattyE said...
Beautiful outfit!
3/26/14 3:19 PM
Mahogany Stylist said...
Thank you!
3/26/14 11:57 PM
Margaret said...
Very pretty! I'm always impressed how you pair fabrics and patterns and this is no exception.
4/14/14 12:30 PM
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