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Reviewed by:Baja Susana
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Posted on:4/6/14 11:33 PM
Project Photo:Vogue Patterns: 8248 by Baja Susana

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Pattern Rating:Easy & Great for Beginners
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Fabric:Cotton  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description: Slightly fitted shirt with dolman sleeves in two lengths and two collar variations

Pattern Sizing:8-20 I made a 12 but added width at the sides.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Yes, however the PR file picture does not show all three views. Here are all views of the pattern
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Were the instructions easy to follow?Yes, but I really did not need them.But if a new sewist would like to make this blouse, the instructions are clear.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I was disappointed to find that the collar was 5/8" shorter than the neck opening. When I made this blouse the first time out of expensive fabric, I was furious. I noted this on the pattern and did not get caught this time. I like the collar and the close fit of the body. I am not thrilled with the bat wing look of the dolman sleeves.

Fabric Used: a beautifully light, cool, cotton with a batik design. the batik crinkles the fabric giving it a plisse-like look.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: As I mentioned above I added 5/8" to the collar. Otherwise no changes.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?If I cannot find a good basic summer blouse pattern, I may consider making it again. I am planning on adding light shoulder pads to this blouse, and would need to do that if I sewed it again. The dolman sleeve is not the most flattering for me. But I am in a desperate situation with no summer clothes and the heat is upon us.

Conclusion: This is a quick make. a fast sewist can make two or three in a day.
Just remember to key the collar to the neckline before cutting. I have explained my woes with this pattern and why I am in search of a good blouse for summer, and the sighting of the Easter Bunny on a stand up paddle board on My Blog

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carolynw said...
Looks so nice - I have this pattern and haven't noticed any problem with the collar - maybe y.ou got a bad print and you should mention it to Vogue
4/6/14 11:48 PM
CTBarb said...
I love this pattern. Your blouse looks great on you! I understand about the dolman sleeves though. I have made this pattern several times (both short sleev views) and have not had any trouble with the collar once I realized that there are two collars (one for View A and one for View B and C) and on the one for View A the neck edge is longer than the outer edge so keeping track of which is which needs some attention.
4/7/14 1:46 AM
Quickie said...
Your fabric is beautiful. I think it is a good style when it is hot outside. I see what you mean about the batwings, but that is the style of the blouse
4/7/14 2:52 AM
FreyaStark said...
Lovely fabric!
4/7/14 6:23 AM
supizoo said...
Beautiful fabric. It will be a lovely cool blouse for summer.
4/7/14 8:13 AM
MrsCharisma said...
I enjoyed reading your story on the blog :) Super cute top. Will keep you nice and cool this summer!
4/7/14 9:12 AM
ladyampton said...
Love your blouse it look lovely and cool
4/7/14 1:32 PM
marjenann said...
Really great looking shirt! The color and style are perfect for you!
4/7/14 7:19 PM
Renren said...
So light and airy--it makes you look calm and cool. Perfect for the summer weather.
4/9/14 1:19 AM
Baja Susana said...
Thank you everyone for your nice comments. While trying to calm my mind for sleep last night, Imthough this would be a good top to reproduce in several colors for the most casual wear. And it will be cool. COOL COOL COOL!
4/10/14 8:44 AM
nancy2001 said...
Dolman sleeves are not easy to wear, but you look cool and slim in your new blouse!
4/15/14 12:21 PM
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