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Sassy Librarian Blouse

with Christine Haynes
Sassy Librarian Blouse
Demure, but alluring. Sophisticated, yet sweet and easy to make! Christine Haynes shows you how to take one top in eight pretty directions.

Sweet, buttoned-up and decidedly girly, Christine's blouse designs are fresh and unique. You'll learn two flattering variations, then mix and match sleeves, collar and bodice designs to make them your own! You'll learn to include curved collar, pintucks, buttonholes, interfacing, sleeve insertion, and bust and back darts. Christine designed this blouse exclusively for Craftsy. The pattern is included FREE!

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Lesson plan

8:32

Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet Christine Haynes, creator of the Sassy Librarian Blouse and learn about the Craftsy platform.

15:53

Lesson 2. Tools and Pattern

  • Christine goes over what supplies you'll need and how to find your size.

17:55

Lesson 3. Pattern and Cutting

  • Christine goes over fabric, pinning, interfacing and cutting with easy-to-follow instructions.

26:04

Lesson 4. View One Front

  • Mark your fabric and create darts with Christine's help.

31:18

Lesson 5. View Two Front

  • Learn marking and sewing techniques for this view by creating bust and waist darts, as well as tucks down the front.

21:59

Lesson 6. The Back

  • Christine shifts the focus from the front to the back to help you create pleats, seams and zigzags.

38:05

Lesson 7. View One Collar

  • Learn how to add interfacing, trim and topstitch to your collar with Christine's easy-to-follow instruction.

31:50

Lesson 8. View Two Tab

  • Learn how to add a tab or bow to your sassy blouse.

34:18

Lesson 9. Facings

  • Christine teaches you how to trim and attach your blouse facings.

34:03

Lesson 10. Sleeves

  • Add sleeves to your blouse with Christine's helpful instruction and tips. You'll also trim the seam allowance and press your blouse.

17:20

Lesson 11. Band and Side Seams

  • Learn to sew the sleeve band before folding and pressing the armband. Finish off this part of your garment with a little topstitching.

15:47

Lesson 12. Hemming

  • Don't hem and haw! You're almost done. Sew a placket on your blouse with Christine's help.

39:35

Lesson 13. Buttons and Bows

  • Add the finishing touches to your blouse with buttons and bows. Christine explores different closure options with you.

"Thank you Christine! I have learned so much thanks to your detailed and clear instructions. I have never tackled collars, darts or pleats before and now so many more patterns are open to me. The blouse pattern is great and I love how mine turned out."
- cindy1949453

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