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Sassy Librarian Blouse & Skirt

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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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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Retro / Vintage
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What materials did you use? 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.

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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: http://www.flickr.com/x/t/0097009/photos/scheri_sews/sets/72157629593428842/

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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.........

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This is a precious cloth and very nice sewing. I did my first sassy librarian blouse on an old bedsheet and I was happy as a bee about it though it was far from perfect. Great great job!

11/27/2012 Flag

SradeFarras - the shirt you are making in The Tailored Shirt class is much more of a classic style and much more challenging. Give this top a try and you will breeze through it!

11/27/2012 Flag

I love this. Pairing a pattern with the right fabric is harder than most people think and you did a GREAT job on this blouse!

12/15/2012 Flag

thanks Carol I like the eyelet for this blouse

12/16/2012 Flag

I love the fabric you chose for this. Good job on the execution. I too am more of a size 18 in ready to wear and am hesitant in beginning this project because of that.

04/01/2013 Flag

This pattern would be perfect for you. It runs very large and just make sure you do some pattern measurements and compare to ypur measurements. Or do up a muslin.

04/01/2013 Flag

I think you did a great job. So neat and clean looking. I am a plus size also, what is the largest size in the pattern?

04/29/2013 Flag

Your blouse is really pretty. You've obviously put a lot of work into every step of the project and the results were very much worth it.

10/07/2013 Flag