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Sassy blouse

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Sweet and sassy!

Created in this Craftsy class

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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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Cute, Retro / Vintage
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What materials did you use? Cotton fabric, interfacing, buttons, snap and velvet bow.

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What are you most proud of? Pin tucks and buttonholes!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I made version one with the collar first and it was quite large so I think the pattern has quite a bit of ease. On that one, I made larger darts and took in the sides and it just didn't look good or fit good but it was a good experience and the collar turned out cute; so that was my muslin. On this one, I sized down. I had some gapping at the top of the back and I put in some sort of pleat (I think?!) that matched the release pleat on the bottom. You can see that on the back picture. Beings the blouse is delicate and small, I thought the bow we made in class was too big and overwhelming, so I bought a strip of velvet and made a bow out of that. Then I made a black linen pencil skirt using Diana Rupp's Craftsy class pattern. Now if only it would quit raining and I had somewhere to go!!

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pretty blouse !

07/10/2012 Flag

Looks fab

07/11/2012 Flag

Your picks have inspired me. Especially the darts in the back. One must make the most of their waist while they have one.

09/15/2012 Flag

Beautiful! This could be dressed up with black dress pants or skirt or dressed down with jeans. I love your fabric choices.

01/26/2013 Flag

I really like this version. But I do not see the back picture posted.

03/06/2016 Flag