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Posted on:3/31/14 11:03 PM
Project Photo:Vogue Patterns: 8747 by katski

Vogue Patterns: 8747 by katski  
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Pattern Rating:Great Wardrobe Builder
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people    Very Helpful by 1 people   
See other patterns in this category: Tops    
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Fabric:Cotton Sateen  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description: A princess seamed button down blouse with separate pattern pieces for bust cups A-D.

Pattern Sizing: I cut a 14 C-cup.

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

Were the instructions easy to follow? I didn't use them. I did use techniques I learned in Pam Howard's Craftsy class.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the princess seams and the front gathers. As with most commercial patterns, the sleeve heads have too much ease. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't get the sleeves to set in smoothly so I just gathered the excess at the top to mimic the gathers on the front of the blouse.

Fabric Used: Theory cotton sateen from Emma One Sock.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

1. 3/8" high round back
2. 1/2" forward shoulder
3. Removed 1/2" length from bodice above waist
4. Added 1" to each back princess seam in the hip, blending it back in at the waist.
5. Narrowed the sleeves at the cuff, tapering back to the elbow.
6. Used the sleeve placket from the Threads website.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would consider sewing this again although there are other shirt patterns higher on my list. It is a great wardrobe builder without a doubt!

Conclusion: This is a well drafted pattern for a good basic button down shirt.

See more photos and details on my blog, Susie Homemaker, MD.
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Sew Good said...
Great top!
3/31/14 11:24 PM
jannw said...
Great job!! It looks very good on you....enjoy!
3/31/14 11:26 PM
Baja Susana said...
Very nicely do e, your fabric looks so rich.
4/1/14 1:03 AM
Quickie said...
Pretty versatile blouse
4/1/14 2:10 AM
KathleenS said...
Great shirt. I really like cotton sateen for a white blouse - it has a solidity of colour that so many white fabrics lack. And it feels lovely too. (PS I don't like the sound of that sleeve cap.)
4/1/14 6:01 AM
AnneM said...
Great shirt, great job, congratulations.
4/1/14 6:42 AM
wildberrymom said...
Great job--great blouse!
4/1/14 12:48 PM
katski said...
Thank you, everyone!
4/2/14 10:38 PM
Margaret said...
Very nice! Great classic shirt!
4/6/14 11:26 AM
Knit1sew1Ruth said...
Wow, what a great fit on you. It looks fab!
5/26/14 10:47 AM
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