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Check out this long sleeve blouse for the Holidays. Another treat coming up this fall.



The neckline trim is just calling for a fabric treatment, be it sequins, embroidery or something else. Do you have any ideas? Any techniques you want to know about?



You can even upload images in your home profile and link to it in your comment to illustrate your ideas!

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    Sep 23, 2008, 06.58 AMby benedikta

    Hi Everybody,

    Thanks so much for more input. I like the idea of a sew along Mirella! Zipper: Since we designed this pattern for a woven fabric and since it is not wide enough to fit we needed to incorporate a zipper. If made in a stretchy material you can definitely leave the zipper out.

    Sizing: We would love to offer that in all sizes, however it is not possible to show more than six sizes on one pdf, otherwise it would be hard for you to read. Fact is that the production of each pattern takes a long time and is very costly therefore we can not offer all patterns in all sizes but are still trying to accommodate as many of you as possible.

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    Sep 22, 2008, 09.10 AMby marmota-b

    Oh, another vote for putting this wonderful design into all sizes! It looks like something I would totally wear… all the time.Maybe the “origami inspired” could be some special sort of smocking? I saw a tutorial on flickr, where the final result resembled flowers… I think this would look wonderful. Although I’m not sure if it were possible to put onto the shaped neckline.

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    Sep 20, 2008, 08.21 PMby florentinalola

    have youve thought about putting the zipper some place easier to get to, because some dress shirts have that, and they are hard to zip up when they are right under the armpit, but i love the shirt design itself.

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    Sep 19, 2008, 05.34 PMby jaymiekarn

    All these suggestions are great, maybe you could include a few examples of them. Like, instead of just being able to bead it, you could include other stuff in the pattern. And I’m just curious, is that zipper really necessary? I mean I love the pattern but it looks to be loose enough that that’s not necessary. Of course I’m not the one who designed it so I don’t know.

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    Sep 19, 2008, 09.59 AMby joannegreathead

    ive reuploaded my images and there are a couple more designs

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    Sep 18, 2008, 07.51 PMby Lucha Suarez

    maybe lace, but nothing says the holidays like rhinestones!!

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    Sep 18, 2008, 04.31 PMby oonaballoona

    maybe a petite sizing :)? i guess that’s selfish… but i don’t think there’s been one up yet?

    oh, and i love the crochet idea too. of course i’ll have to learn to crochet. oh, well, if i must.

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    Sep 18, 2008, 04.19 PMby sunnyb64

    I also like the idea of an origami-inspired or cutout neckline. And would also love to see this in sizes other than plus!!

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    Sep 18, 2008, 10.20 AMby benedikta

    Yeah, I think crochet and lace is nice. Joannegreathead, thanks for your images. Could you upload them a little bigger, ignoring the fact that they won’t look perfect on your homepage, but then the pop up would be easier to see. Cloudberry, I really am interested what you had in mind with the origami inspired neckline. Do you have an image? Thanks everyone! Great responses!

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    Sep 18, 2008, 07.57 AMby mirela

    How awesome would it be to have a sew-along and everyone makes it with a different yolk?! the kind they envision

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    Sep 17, 2008, 09.00 PMby delicateflower

    I think it would look nice with sewn on ribbon in a loopy pattern. I have seen this done before, but I don’t know how to do it. Any tips would be appreciated.

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    Sep 17, 2008, 07.03 PMby whimsykid

    I third the crochet/lace idea. A cutout/overlay yoke would look nice.

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    Sep 17, 2008, 05.52 PMby joannegreathead

    there are some ideas on my profile home page.

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    Sep 17, 2008, 05.50 PMby joannegreathead

    sequins or lace or some retro fabric. maybe even pleated or some beading.

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    Sep 17, 2008, 12.38 PMby cloudberry

    I think it would look amazing with an origami inspired neckline!

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    Sep 17, 2008, 12.11 PMby ghainskom

    yup, crochet! Or lace…?

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    Sep 17, 2008, 11.48 AMby maldrich

    A cute fabric flower along the neckline would be nice. Or I’ve seen a couple of creations with yoyo’s along the neckline that have been super adorable. Please tell me this pattern will be available in all sizes not just plus sizes. It’s great and I would love it!

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    Sep 17, 2008, 11.45 AMby kgallagher3

    i think it would look pretty with ginormous matte sequins!

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    Sep 17, 2008, 11.25 AMby mirela

    a crochet motif?

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    Sep 17, 2008, 09.35 AMby oonaballoona

    i love it! looks stylish yet roomy enough to handle holiday dinners….

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    Sep 17, 2008, 06.15 AMby TerezaSews

    that’s really cute. I think it would be great with festive beads

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