Added Feb 4, 2011
This is my version of the Alexander blouse! I love this blouse, it’s adorable. And such a cute vintage feel, don’t I look like I should be huddled in an English country house smoking countless cigarettes and watching Miss Marple solve crimes?
I lengthened the peplum about three inches and omitted the back buttons and opening. Instead, I cut the back on the fold. I had to add buttons to the front, as well as a placket. The one issue I have with this pattern is that while it fits really well, the opening does gape between the buttons, so a placket seemed the only possible solution. I don’t mind having to see it, as long as you don’t see my bra!
Part of the issue could be this fabric, which is very silky and drapey. I love it, but I might try it again with a nice stiff poplin!
I blogged about it here: http://strugglesewsastraightseam.wordpress.com/2011/02/04/flirting-with-the-forties-blouse/
I have no idea, it didn’t say on the spool. I got it at joanns, and I think it’s synthetic? Maybe?
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