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Nautical Green Sleeveless Blouse

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Nautical Sleeveless Blouse

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Classic
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What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Maggie's Blouse (Silhouette Patterns

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What materials did you use? Cotton, Basket weave pattern eyelet

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What are you most proud of? Though time consuming, I think the piping turned out well and was worth the effort. The fit is also very comfortable and I'm glad I kept tweaking the fit until I got it right.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take the time to get the fit you're happy with so you'll want to make it over and over, in many different fabrics. Also figure out what proportions look good with your particular measurements. For, example, I'm very short waisted and not only did I have to shorten the length of the torso (neck to waist), but also between the shoulder to bust point. Don't hesitate to make the pattern your own. (I created a custom sleeveless armhole that fits me like I like. instead of using the pattern armhole which was better suited to a sleeve. If the piping detailing intimidates you, hand baste in place first. I also used bias tape around the armhole inside instead of a facing and elected not to line the blouse. I wear a camisole underneath; in this case, navy blue to match the piping. FYI: I found this fabric at JoAnn's Fabrics.

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Your top looks very nice and the sewing is first class.

08/02/2013 Flag

Beautiful work - love the fabric and details.

08/02/2013 Flag

I love your blouse and the fabric is beautiful. Well done.

08/03/2013 Flag

Cleaver girl! The blouse looks great and the piping is outstanding. I need to learn the difference between piping and bias tape trim.

08/09/2013 Flag

This looks like a designer blouse. The materials and cording are lovely. Nice workmanship.

08/24/2013 Flag