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Stormy Sassy Librarian 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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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Whimsical, Retro / Vintage, Cute
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What materials did you use? More Tula Pink Nightshade fabric in "Storm Clouds"

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What are you most proud of? I had to grade the pattern up to a size and 20 (which I had never done before) AND do a Full Bust Alteration (which I had ALSO never done before!). I'm still not satisfied with the fit, but if you look at my muslin picture, you can see how much better the fit looked after the FBA.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? As I mentioned in the instructions, this pattern seems to be drafted with more of a pear-shaped figure in mind. I have a very proportional hourglass figure and have never needed to do an FBA before this pattern. With that in mind, I wouldn't consider this a "beginner" project unless you are pear-shaped and have a bust smaller than 41 inches. If you have a fuller bust like myself, I would not recommend this unless you are more intermediate in skill level. Two months ago, I would have been totally lost trying to make this pattern fit properly. Pattern issues aside, I did learn a lot from the instruction in the videos and a beginner would definitely benefit from those, but with this specific pattern, it makes things more difficult. I very much hope Christine and Crafty release a "plus-sized" version of this pattern (I say plus-sized in quotation marks because I don't consider myself to be plus-sized and I think labeling someone that happens to have big boobs as plus-sized is quite ridiculous) because I very much love the design and haven't seen any other blouse patterns that have quite the same aesthetic.

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Cute! Looks cute with the skirt!!!

12/08/2012 Flag

Looks awesome!

12/12/2012 Flag

Well done... I think you've done a great job in all aspects of this top and it looks great on you :)

12/14/2012 Flag

Way cute!!

12/26/2012 Flag

This is so sweet! I love the pinafore dress too, xx

01/04/2013 Flag