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The Sassy Librarian Blouse

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My first Sassy Librarian Blouse copycat.

Created in this Craftsy Course

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 Classic
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What materials did you use? Quilting cotton - 2 versions Flea Market Fancy Cotton Voile Sketchbook by Amy Butler Shot Cotton - pink version

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What are you most proud of? I am really proud of the precision in crafting each technique in the blouse - especially the tucks, collar work, understitiching, button hole placement, topstitching, pressing - basically I am proud of everything I did in these blouses. I was really thrilled to find tutorials online and to master doing a small bust adjustment that worked out beautifully. The blouse fit fine without the adjustment, but I knew that taking out a little fabric in the bust area would further improve the fit. I will post photos of all versions as I get them uploaded.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take the lessons one step at a time. Follow Christine's directions precisely for a perfect blouse. I watched the whole course before ever starting. I have made 4 of these blouses, and every time I listened to Christine's lessons as I was constructing - even for the 4th blouse. These techniques I have applied to many other projects. Marking tucks and darts as Christine does has removed the dread of doing projects with darts and tucks etc. I loathe tracing paper and a tracing wheel, so using a water soluble marking pencil and the pin point marking method is a breeze. My tucks and darts turned out perfectly.

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I love all your blouses. The fabrics you have chosen are beautiful. Well donr

05/13/2013 Flag

Nice job. Love the print.

05/14/2013 Flag

Yay! First of all, we are fabric soul mates! I love the flea market fancy, all the shot cottons, and I have that gorgeous Amy Butler floral in my stash! I'm so glad you've gotten so much from the class and really appreciate your comments!!!

05/17/2013 Flag

Yes, your blouse pattern and choice of fabrics were so much me, I couldn't resist, so we are fabric and pattern soul mates!

05/17/2013 Flag

Didn't think I wanted to take this class until I saw all the beautiful versions you made. Lovely work and choice of fabrics!

05/17/2013 Flag

Wow! I am so glad my blouses inspired you. Yes, they are so fun to have in my wardrobe! I can't wait to see yours.

05/22/2013 Flag