I’m working on pattern #135 for the blouse with a bow. The pattern includes a notch at the shoulder of the sleeve for a dart, but when I sew it like I would a bust dart, it looks crazy and extends well beyond my shoulder point. Should I be sewing it differently? Is it more of a pleat/tuck than a dart?
Also, can someone explain to me how I’m supposed to sew the contrast bands onto the blouse in plain english? The pattern says to pin the bias strip to the neck/arm hole with “wrong side facing right side” and then “edge stitch in place”. Does that just mean edge stitch the finished contrast band on top of the right side of the shirt? So two parallel seams across the top and bottom edges of the contrast band?
Big thank you for that, I wish I’d seen that a month ago. First try is looking promisin…
You are right – I suppose I am just being lazy! I will try it out the way the instruct…
It sounds like it has a lining really as you cut out the front pieces x4 and the back x…
Use some cheap fabric to have a go first. You can thren correct any mistakes on that.
Well, I try to stick to eco-friendly fabrics by using natural/organic materia…
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