Created by: angeladee
Project

The Sassy Librarian Blouse

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. 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.

You Can Make This

angeladee made The Sassy Librarian Blouse with:

Sassy Librarian Blouse

Online Class

Sassy Librarian Blouse

Taught by Christine Haynes

  • Quilting cotton - 2 versions Flea Market Fancy Cotton Voile Sketchbook by Amy Butler Shot Cotton - pink version

Project Description

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. 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.

Q&A with angeladee

christine haynes asked:
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!!!
angeladee answered:
Yes, your blouse pattern and choice of fabrics were so much me, I couldn't resist, so we are fabric and pattern soul mates!
Julie Ann Moore asked:
Didn't think I wanted to take this class until I saw all the beautiful versions you made. Lovely work and choice of fabrics!
angeladee answered:
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.

Skill Level

Intermediate