Blouse in Floral Print

Added Nov 2, 2012

by poplin

Seattle, Washing...

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Loose-fitting blouse with bias tie collar, gathered sleeve cap, and narrow hem. I love this blouse! No separate facings. Only a strip of interfacing 3 cm wide fused to the inside of the sleeve band to avoid that orange-peel look one usually gets when working with fusible interfacings. Even those touted as “professional” don’t look so professional after washing. (Edited to say that this garment does indeed have interfacing, as before I wrote that it did not.)

I’ve had lots of practice sewing a narrow rolled hem, using a 4mm hemmer presser foot and a straight stitch needle plate. I recommend Brian’s youtube tutorial video on using a 3mm narrow hemmer foot. And practice, practice, practice! on lots of scraps.

BrianSews—Hemming Foot Tutorial

The pattern for this blouse was Butterick 5711 view D. I just shortened the sleeve to elbow length. The sleeves for view D is a lot less fuller than the sleeves for view B. I drafted a new sleeve band.

Material Notes

cotton lawn, lightweight sheer fusible interfacing of professional quality, vintage buttons

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Blouse
Style
Casual
Material
Cotton

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