InstructionsMade several size and style alterations - enlarged sleeve, lengthen entire blouse, eliminated back darts, raised neckline and enlarged bust dart. Re-styled to accommodate a mature women figure.
Type of item: Clothing
Linen like woven in black and white pattern
What was your inspiration?
Liked the pattern image but knew it would need to be restyled to fit my figure
What are you most proud of?
The fit and finish of the blouse. I used to French seams to create a clean interior finish as the fabric frayed excessively.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
The ruffle was the most difficult part of the project. Achieving a clean 1/8" rolled hem on the ruffle was difficult even with a rolled hem presser foot. There is a great tip on Threads magazine for using paper to roll hem that is worth trying.