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Sara's Floral Sassy Blouse

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Sassy Librarian Blouse taught by Christine Haynes

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

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What materials did you use? 100% cotton

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What are you most proud of? Buttonholes!!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you're new to sewing, try a couple of other easy warmup projects. Do NOT be in a hurry for this one.

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I simply love the fabric you have chosen for this great blouse.

09/28/2013 Flag

Thanks so much. I thought it was beautiful too when I saw it.

10/04/2013 Flag

Beautiful!! How did you lengthen the sleeves?

10/03/2013 Flag

Why thank you! It was out of necessity. I caught a horrible rash at the end of the summer and had to go to a new job. I needed cover!! I taped extra paper to the original pattern and then decided that I wanted about 8 or 9 extra inches to create more of a 3/4 length sleeve. If you notice the shape of the sleeve, it is not rectangular (ignoring the bell part of the sleeve). That is, if you take a ruler and place it along the vertical lines of the sleeve, they will softly want to become more of a diagonal shape vs. straight up and down. So, I just placed my yardstick along the original line and placed a mark 8" longer than the original stopping point. (I think 8" was the number--can't remember exactly now) to each side of my sleeve pattern. Then, I just drew a horizontal line across the two new vertical lines and Voila! I figured if it looked wrong, I could always cut it back to the original pattern.

10/04/2013 Flag

I love it!!

10/28/2013 Flag