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|30 more reviewsReview submitted in 2014 Fitted Blouse - Skill Level ADVANCED Contest|
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|Reviewed by:||Alpine Queen|| |
|Posted on:||3/27/14 12:09 PM |
|Last Updated:||3/27/14 12:21 PM|
Butterick Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
|Review Rating:|| Helpful by 1 people Very Helpful by 8 people |
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|Available for sale on PR: $17.95 (See envelope) Click to Buy |
|Fabric:||Cotton [See other projects in this fabric]|
|Pattern Description: |
Classic shirt with collar/stand, cuffs, variations.
6-12. I did a size 10 with a D cup FBA.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, although I mixed several views.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, fairly standard. However, I always do the collars and cuffs backwards from what they say when they are edgestitched. I can't see handstitching on the underside just to stitch close to the edge on the top. That's how my male shirt patterns are written in the first place.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I need more imagination to use this pattern more widely. I got some ideas from other reviewers, which got me to thinking outside the box. While I made a casual plaid shirt, I noticed a very classy satin blouse on a friend that could have been made from this same pattern.
Some cheap cotton I happened to like. The weave is way more open than I'm used to, which wasn't obvious, so it was more difficult to work with than one would expect from a simple cotton.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I wanted to make view A to keep the plaid lines clean, but I also wanted to enter the fitted blouse contest. So I changed to view D, eliminated the pockets, but added the tabs for the rolled up sleeve. I used the shorter sleeve pattern, then discovered the cuff didn't roll up correctly, so I had to redo the placement. As I always have to add an inch to long sleeves, I have also now marked the pattern for another time. Too bad they didn't mention that necessity while marking otherwise for lengthening/shortening.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Living in Europe, I have not discovered how to buy the cheaper patterns here so available in the US, so I am really interested in how this classic style can be easily redesigned (I'm not a designer) for many other looks.
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