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Flat collar blouse

Added Jan 13, 2011

by verypurplepe...

Tokyo, Japan






The fabric is called ‘Toys’ by Shinzi Katoh. I bought it without much thought, just because it is so cute, that’s why I only had 1 m of the fabric. Luckily it was just enough for a blouse in my size.

I drafted the pattern myself, using directions from 1970 book, Pattern Drafting Vol. II. The flat collar was drafted from Garment Design Textbook #3: Blouses & Dresses, published by Bunka.

The blouse was pretty simple, with front and back darts, bust darts, and small shoulder darts. I love shoulder darts! In my opinion they make the clothes lay better on the backside. There was not enough fabric even for the small back facing, so I use double-gauze bias tape to attach the collar.

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Material Notes

‘Toys’, cotton by Shinzi Katoh




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    Dec 27, 2011, 08.57 PMby 1diane

    The blouse is feminine and soft, the shorts look like heavier material, but so feminine as well. Darling

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    Jan 22, 2011, 03.58 PMby elfen

    i like it!

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    Jan 21, 2011, 09.04 PMby Poodysmum

    The blouse is so cute! And I love the shorts you’re wearing. :)

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    Jan 15, 2011, 10.55 AMby mahaila

    very cute. You did a wonderful job with the limited amount of fabric. Very nice! I have not made many garments with shoulder darts, I might take your advice and have a go on my next garment. thanks!

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    Jan 14, 2011, 03.53 PMby ellohdesign


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    Jan 13, 2011, 02.10 PMby yolimba

    Too cute, and so neatly done!

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    Jan 13, 2011, 02.05 PMby tiffa34

    So cute, I love it!

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    Jan 13, 2011, 01.55 PMby arianna mazzoleni

    wonderfoul fabric

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    Jan 13, 2011, 01.08 PMby nettevivante

    Just as cute as I have imagined! You did a wonderful work on that pattern!

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    Jan 13, 2011, 07.29 AMby lizah


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    Jan 13, 2011, 07.23 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    this is again just too cute for words. i love the material as much as i do love your pattern for this lovely blouse!

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