Created by: susane1106
Project

Business in the front, party in the back

After taking Suzy's class,I hacked my favorite blouse pattern to change it from darts to Princess seams in the front and back. Then I cut the back at the waist to create a pleated lower back panel. I did this before I took her class on developing peplums; it turned out okay but I would've done a better job and not struggled as much, had I taken that class beforehand. After making several mock-ups, I used Kona cotton with cotton lawn for underlining and interfacing, as I was a little afraid of a see through potential on the white blouse. Initially I didn't really want to topstitch, wanted a cleaner look, but cut one of the buttonholes too far (oops!) so I did a decorative stitch just between the buttonholes, to sew that mistake shut!! An oops becomes a design element.....again!

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susane1106 made Business in the front, party in the back with:

Patternmaking + Design: Creative Darts & Seam Lines

Online Class

Patternmaking + Design: Creative Darts & Seam Lines

with Suzy Furrer

  • Followed Suzy's instruction to the letter re: drafting process and making mock-ups. I used a fresh needle in the sewing machine
  • ample bobbins threaded
  • iron and clapper ready for steam pressing

Project Description

After taking Suzy's class,I hacked my favorite blouse pattern to change it from darts to Princess seams in the front and back. Then I cut the back at the waist to create a pleated lower back panel. I did this before I took her class on developing peplums; it turned out okay but I would've done a better job and not struggled as much, had I taken that class beforehand. After making several mock-ups, I used Kona cotton with cotton lawn for underlining and interfacing, as I was a little afraid of a see through potential on the white blouse. Initially I didn't really want to topstitch, wanted a cleaner look, but cut one of the buttonholes too far (oops!) so I did a decorative stitch just between the buttonholes, to sew that mistake shut!! An oops becomes a design element.....again!

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Skill Level

Intermediate