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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Ivory & Eggplant BurdaStyle downloadable blouse 130

       Completed Ivory & Eggplant BurdaStyle downloadable blouse 130.   This is a fairly easy pattern to sew up, but getting a good fit is key.  Here are my notes on adjustments and such.

"Ivory Blouse 130 (first try)"

      Fashion fabric:  Ivory crepe back satin  and crepe in a beautiful eggplant. Sewed using French seams.  Added a bust dart. (which was too low on first try (Ivory crepe back satin, but correct on eggplant blouse.)  I shorten the sleeves 1 1/4", took in about 2" on sides, and added a curve to side seams. Cut off about 3" from the bottom, since I know I will only wear these blouses tucked in. Added bias tape to hem for a nice clean finish.  Also, I didn't cut down the seam allowance around the neck....I like both blouses coming closer to my neck.  Raised neckline in slit an 1" in front, but in the back the length was fine.  Check out the photos:

"Ivory Blouse 130"

"Ivory Blouse 130"

"Eggplant Blouse 130"

"Eggplant Blouse 130"

"Backside of  Eggplant Blouse 130"

    I definitely want to sew another one up in a cotton voile or lawn..........I think it would be gorgeous blouse for summer weather!    

 Photos taken by famous photographer: Glenn

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