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Posted on:4/27/14 9:41 AM
Project Photo:Vogue Patterns: 1387 by carrie18584

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Vogue Patterns Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people    Very Helpful by 1 people   
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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

Pattern Sizing:
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.

Fabric Used:
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.

Conclusion:
A lovely blouse...and View A looks like a good pattern too! More on my blog!
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Deepika said...
Good for you for finishing a UFO. I always feel a lot better about it after I do. This blouse is beautiful. The color is perfect and it fits you really well. You're going to get a lot of use of it this summer (if it ever goes above 50 here ;) )
4/27/14 10:33 AM
MaryDB said...
Love the blouse - what interesting lines. You did a great job. I never would have looked at this pattern if I hadn't seen your work. Thanks for the review.
4/27/14 10:52 AM
carolynw said...
Beautiful blouse.
4/27/14 11:11 AM
charliegirl127 said...
Beautiful blouse. Love it as sleeveless.
4/27/14 11:14 AM
grays08 said...
Very cute and way to see it through. : ) I have this on my near future list so I really appreciate your honest review.
4/27/14 11:25 AM
chenille said...
So pretty!
4/27/14 1:40 PM
McCallPatternCo said...
Very nice! Leaving off the sleeves works well for this pattern.
4/27/14 4:50 PM
supizoo said...
Beautiful blouse. I love the details. Thanks for the review.
4/28/14 1:01 AM
evelynhughes said...
Ohh I like it without the sleeves! I may have to steal your idea...
4/28/14 7:06 AM
AnneM said...
Congrats on finishing the top. I love this style.
4/28/14 7:45 AM
MrsCharisma said...
YES!!!!! I love this! I was just wondering if this view "could" be made sleeveless! This is perfect!
4/28/14 9:38 AM
carrie18584 said...
Thanks everyone! I'm so happy I actually finished this top - already wore it one...and already spilled on it once :)
4/28/14 10:08 AM
TJSEWS said...
Lovely! It looks great on you and looks very nice without the sleeves.
5/25/14 2:52 PM
kara73 said...
I think this blouse looks absolutely lovely!
8/28/14 9:14 PM
 
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