Sassy Librarian Blouse »
InstructionsTake the time and do some flat pattern alterations and a muslin.
I made three muslins......
Type of item: Clothing
Style: Retro / Vintage
White eyelet cotton for the blouse. Silk organza for underlining on collar & facings. White silk ribbon with pearls for trim on removeable collar #1. Will add self covered buttons.
What was your inspiration?
Her fabulous pattern!
Spring time lunches and walks on Whyte Avenue.
What are you most proud of?
Made my flat pattern alterations and then cut and worked on muslins. Slow down.
I washed dried and pressed several fabrics & underlining (batiste cotton and silk organza).
Watch my progress on flickr at:
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
USE a COLOR printer for the pattern!
I did not have color printer so I sent to my local Canadian Staples Copy Centre and it cost me $16.10 to have one color copy of the pattern.
Wash/Dry and press your fabric and underlining (if applicable) before you layout the pattern and cut! Muslin?
Once I finally choose my fabric (cotton white eyelet lace) and underling (white silk organza) I cut all and marked all my pieces based on stitching line. I may need every cm I can get as I am a plus size.
I took my fabric, interfacing and organza and put them all together marking my stitching lines carefully in green thread. Now into the washer and dryer to see how the pieces come out? Do the wax paper markings come out (blue & red) did the organza stay nicely attached to my fashion fabric? This will help me to decide how I will mark the very important tucks on the front of the blouse. Now to wait.........