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Hot August Afternoons Blouse

Added Jul 28, 2010

by hannnah

Charleston, West...






I made this blouse out of a cotton voile by Anna Maria Horner (I am SO excited about this!) and another Built by Wendy Simplicity pattern. It was a super simple 3 pattern piece top and I whipped it up in no time. It’s nice and cool for summer but I can’t wait to layer things underneath it for winter.

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Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian

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    Jul 31, 2010, 12.39 AMby tasallison

    the perfect universally flattering colour!

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    Jul 29, 2010, 12.44 AMby sewbissy

    This came out so nicely. I’d love to sew with the Anna Maria Horner voile sometime!

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    Jul 28, 2010, 07.22 PMby marvage

    I love this! I’ve tried making 3835 as well but have had some trouble with the fit. Did you have to make any modifications to the pattern? Originally I went down a size because the muslin was huge, but find it hard to fit the arms and upper back as they tend to be a little tight.

    Your version looks great! I love the fabric!

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      Jul 28, 2010, 08.01 PMby hannnah

      I made the size 8 because it was the correct bust size on the pattern, but next time I make it I will definitely make it a size larger. It’s a wee bit too tight in the underarm. I have found the sizes are a little weird with most of these Built by Wendy patterns.

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      Jul 28, 2010, 08.09 PMby marvage

      Thanks Hannah – that’s what I found as well with the underarms. I’m thinking of modding the pattern. I do like the style of the shirt and it is so easy to make!

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    Jul 28, 2010, 07.05 PMby Shira B

    It’s really cute :) I looked a lot for a simple pattern of a nice shirt… maybe I’ll try this one :D

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      Jul 28, 2010, 08.07 PMby hannnah

      You definitely should. The pattern was worded strangely, so I wouldn’t make it unless you have a decent amount of background in sewing. Also, as I was talking about with marvage (above) the sizing is weird so altering the pattern might be necessary.

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    Jul 28, 2010, 05.16 PMby andread-2

    Nice! I love the print.

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