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The Pintuck Sassy librarian blouse

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Collar and interfacing

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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
Eva testar on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Vintage seersucker 100% cotton

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What are you most proud of? That I made samples before I started with the buttonholes on the blouse. That saved a lot of tears, time and fabric.... and its fun to have that little sample to be proud of. I think I have to frame it!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make a muslin ( I made a muslin before I made the first sassy librarian blouse and I am so happy that I did. I had a lot of work with the fitting and adjustments of the pattern before I made the blouse. Now I can do the blouse again and know it will fit) Try out the details on small samples before you start. That will save a lot of time when you make the final blouse. Follow Christines lessons and add her good tips and advices to your skills.

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Gorgeous details!!!

05/26/2013 Flag

Thank You Christine, I am glad that you appreciate my photos. Thank you for your great class! Im thinking of a third blouse for the summer. No collar and perhaps slevless. I hope you are enjoying your vacation? You should have holiday and not visiting your class and give comments to your pupils! But I,m glad you did

05/27/2013 Flag

Thank you KGapud!

05/30/2013 Flag

Hi Eva, I am wondering what types of changes you did to the fit on your muslin. I made my first one with some on sale fabric, so felt that was my 'muslin', and although it fit well, I am thinking of taking in more in the bust area as it seems a little big below the bust line. Did you find it gaped a little along the shoulders? I love the care you took to hand sew the buttonholes and add the embroidery on the collar. It is a lovely blouse!

05/30/2013 Flag

Thank You DonnaDeCourcy for your kind words. I think it was difficult to make this blouse fit at first. I almost gave up during the process. I did some important changes. The pattern in my size was to big over the shoulders and at the side (!) of the bust (it was strange...) I chose a smaller size , that fit my shoulder better and then I made A Full Bust adjustment (good advice in the class material) to make the blouse fit my bust. I made the blouse wider over my hips (added some inches at the side seams) I also changed the darts at the waist both back and front. My darts is not open like the original pattern, I made my darts more traditional style. You can see my first Sassy librarian blouse on my project site.

05/30/2013 Flag

OMG, this is totally divine! I love your hand stitching on the collar and that you only used vintage techniques. so lovely!

07/26/2013 Flag

I forgot that I had already commented below, so please forgive my post-vacation brain ;) And yes, I did have a lovely vacation!!! just finally catching up ;)

07/26/2013 Flag

Thank you Christine! It was nice to go slow. Your instructions for assembling the blouse is clear and precise so it helped a lot. I do not mind that you comment twice! Before and after vacation-comments is good to get

08/01/2013 Flag

I love this mocha colored seersucker! Did you dye it or did it come that way? The embroidery on the collar is really nice too.

10/07/2013 Flag

Hej Cat Sultan. This seersucker is from my stash and I think this fabric is from 70-ths. I have got a lot of old fabrics from a friend. I did not dye it, I think this was one of the modern colors at that time. Are you going to make the sassy librarian blouse?

10/07/2013 Flag