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|Reviewed by:||carrie18584|| |
|Posted on:||4/27/14 9:41 AM |
Vogue Patterns Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
|Review Rating:|| Helpful by 3 people Very Helpful by 1 people |
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|Available for sale on PR: $30.00 (See envelope) Click to Buy |
|Fabric:||Rayon [See other projects in this fabric]|
|Pattern Description: |
Top has self-lined yokes, front pleats, shaped hemline, and very narrow hem. A, front longer than back and B, back longer than front, wrong side shows. A: mock wrap, pullover, fitted through bust, no shoulder seams, elasticized tie ends for casing, underarm inset, and armhole bands. B: loose-fitting, collar, front bands with snap closing, and long sleeves with pleats, placket and snaps cuffs.
I made View B
6-22. I made a unaltered size 12, which is my typical Big four pattern sizing.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes! Well minus the sleeves. I don't know know what it is about these sleeves, but I just don't like the way they look with the blouse. It reminds me of a cowboy shirt for whatever reason.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, they were pretty clear and easy to follow.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the front pleats and the interesting neckline/collar. The front pleats fall really beautifully and the 'binding' (which isn't really a binding) accents the front just enough.
A rayon batiste from Harts. I absolutely love this fabric. I like rayon in general but this fabric is just so soft and drapes beautifully. However, this probably wasn't the right pattern choice for this fabric…at least not for my first time working with this fabric. The rayon wrinkles easily and has a certain stretch and bouncy-ness that made it hard to work with for this blouse and all its details. Because of this, the top is not a technical masterpiece by ANY means. I'm just happy that I finished it to be honest. It was one of those projects I almost abandoned because the insides were looking so ugly. I used silk organza as sew-in interfacing (the pattern actually called for sew-in and not fusible). However, this rayon move around so much that I had a hard time combining it all and getting everything to lay flat. I don’t think it’s noticeable from the exterior…but you guys know how it is – it just bothers me to know when I'm wearing it how messy and unprofessional it looks from the inside.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I didn't make any changes (except for the sleeves).
For the binding -
I made some bias tape and sewed it right sides together to the blouse without changing the armscye at all. I then understitched and turned to the inside. I very carefully hand stitched the binding to the interior of the blouse. This was pretty easy as there is a double layer of fabric for most of the armhole except a small region on the back side.
Binding to the interior of the blouse
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes and yes! I would make another sleeveless version of this again but using a different fabric (probably a silk crepe de chine) possibly with a contrast collar.
A lovely blouse...and View A looks like a good pattern too! More on my blog!
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