Sewing has always been my hobby and my profession. I first trained as a tailor as a young girl after which I worked for some fabulous designers. To fit work around my son I became a teacher of ...
Sewing has always been my hobby and my profession. I first trained as a tailor as a young girl after which I worked for some fabulous designers. To fit work around my son I became a teacher of Textiles and Product Design. When my son finished school and moved to the USA I decided to start my own business and do what I love best; draft patterns and teach beginners and advanced sewers how to make their projects look professional. I hope you enjoy my patterns and instruction. Now we followed our boy to the US and I get to sew in the beautiful Californian sunshine!View all patterns by designer (53) »
Your girl will love this blouse which can be worn all year round and matches the baby bird dress.It can be made with or without the ruffles, as a jacket or blouse. It's NOT very easy to make and uses some challenging techniques.However, I haven't included a traditional cuff, so with a bit of experience this is a good project to progress on.
The sleeves are set in but any of my sleeve designs will fit into the armhole. So try puff sleeves for a girlie look ( included in the Millie dress & Ursula jacket)
Try making the blouse in chambray for the jeans look.
Whether you are an expert or just starting out the video tutorial will make it very clear what you have to do. If you are unsure if you can handle this pattern then simply watch the video to reassure yourself before you purchase the pattern. And for all those of you that love to keep all instruction neatly in a folder,my instructions booklet (attached to size 2) contains page after page with photo's just to make doubly sure you know what to do.
The online class comes in 7 parts and you can watch before you buy. I am setting up a sewing school on my website where you'll find some more info too and you can access the videos without advertising! Go to : frocksandfrolics.com / projects / Rockabilly blouse
The pattern is available for immediate download so you can get started straight away.
Your pattern comes with all the sizes - 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6
None of my patterns are multi sized so there is one size per file, this saves a lot of paper and confusion as to which line you have to cut.
Every pattern is hand drafted and then imported into a CAD program to make sure you have a pattern that fits and looks good too! No pattern is automatically graded or computer generated with software. Having trained as a tailor 30 years ago I know that pattern generating software can never replace the skill of a pattern drafted by hand. Try my patterns and you will love the fit. No loose armholes that are cut too low or sleeves that hang of the shoulder.
The pattern pack includes:
A pattern in PDF format ready to print on regular A4 paper with assembly instructions
Detailed step by step photo tutorial
Detailed video instructions on You Tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9x1NLffZQzk
No serger is required to make this blouse.
If you want to reproduce this dress for your own small business I would be delighted.
Please note that the patterns I design are not to be used for larger scale production.