Sweet, buttoned-up and decidedly girly, Christine's blouse designs are fresh and unique. You'll learn how to piece together an exclusive class pattern and create two flattering variations. Then, see how to mix and match sleeves, collar and bodice designs to make them your own! Discover how to include a curved collar, pintucks, buttonholes, interfacing, sleeve insertion, and bust and back darts to your blouse. For the sewists who are ready to add tops to their repertoire, Christine gives you step-by-step guidance as well as skills you can use in all your future projects!
Meet Christine Haynes, creator of the Sassy Librarian Blouse and learn about the Craftsy platform.
Christine goes over what supplies you'll need and how to find your size.
Christine goes over fabric, pinning, interfacing and cutting with easy-to-follow instructions.
Mark your fabric and create darts with Christine's help.
Learn marking and sewing techniques for this view by creating bust and waist darts, as well as tucks down the front.
Christine shifts the focus from the front to the back to help you create pleats, seams and zigzags.
Learn how to add interfacing, trim and topstitch to your collar with Christine's easy-to-follow instruction.
Learn how to add a tab or bow to your sassy blouse.
Christine teaches you how to trim and attach your blouse facings.
Add sleeves to your blouse with Christine's helpful instruction and tips. You'll also trim the seam allowance and press your blouse.
Learn to sew the sleeve band before folding and pressing the armband. Finish off this part of your garment with a little topstitching.
Don't hem and haw! You're almost done. Sew a placket on your blouse with Christine's help.
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."