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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 Hipster, Retro / Vintage, Mod, Funky
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What materials did you use? Quilters cotton

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What are you most proud of? That I didn't race ahead and did it with the videos.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I love this blouse, just not on me! I made this particular blouse with the idea of it being a wearable muslin, but I wanted to see how the pattern finished before I fiddled with doing any pattern adjustments. I am not sure that the shaping of the garment is for the shapely. I am an hourglass figure with a high waist, which is where the release pleats release their fullness at the front - leaving me with no real waist to see at the front between my full bust. I think the view is better from the back. Also, the bust dart is too high for my bust apex (and finished half way off my breast rather than in the middle), so if I made this pattern again I'd probably try and fiddle with where to place the dart for a slightly better fit. These things being said, the course was very well done (these are fitting issues and not a problem the pattern). It is probably more basic than I needed (I've sewn quite a lot of women's and children's wear - though mostly knits), but it was nice to go through the basics and see that I'd got them right according to our instructor ;) . Even if you don't think you'll get much wear out of the style, I would certainly recommend this course to someone who is just beginning to venture into sewing their own wardrobe and wants a little hand-holding along the way. As many other course participants have said, it would be great to have course notes (steps particuarly) provided as well so that you don't have to go through all the videos if you want to have another go at the pattern. I'm still debating whether or not to try the 2nd version of this pattern (with the pin tucks)...I think I'd need to tip the waist and hip upside down (flare at the hip, nip in at the waist), to make this something I would feel flatters me.

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It looks great, love the fabric!

09/21/2013 Flag