Added Aug 15, 2010
Rapid City, Sout...
Pattern Description: Here we have a mixture of Maria Callas and Eva Perron. The sleeveless blouse boasts a captivating, plunging neckline with feminine double-layer ruffles.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? For the most part. The directions about the ruffle were not worded very well so I ended up just doing what I thought would work the best and I think it turned out pretty good.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the shape of the blouse itself, the collar and yoke. The ruffle is kinda big, I think it would be no matter what fabric you made it out of, and the front slit opening is very low so I have to wear an undershirt with it no matter what.
Pattern Sizing: 36-44, I cut a 36
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: The pattern called for a zipper but I was able to put it on just fine without one when it was basted because the fit is very loose and flowy feeling, so I didn’t add in the zipper. A zipper would have made it less elegant I think.
Would you sew it again? No, I think one pirate-like blouse in a person’s closet is enough. Though maybe without the ruffle and a higher front slit it would look great as well.
Would you recommend it to others? Yes
White striped cotton shirting
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