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My sister's violet knit blouse

Added Jun 7, 2010

by marmota-b

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The second of the two stretchy, knit blouses I made for my eldest sister (I still do not have proper photos of the first one). I made the pattern myself, based on the Mrs Stylebook sloper and her own ideas of what she wanted it to look like (= wide, gathered neckline, half-length bell sleeves). She wears them all the time… the best thanks I could get.

(It fits her wonderfully, however still, it rides up in the back a bit – do you think there’s a way to fix that in the pattern for future projects?)

It’s more of an early sping/autumn/winter quality – the fabric’s quite thick and she was already hot in it today (it was a very hot day).

Also, it’s handsewn. That’s because I doubted my sewing machine would tackle the knit properly.

Material Notes

knit blend – poly-something (I do not remember anymore), cotton, elastan; rattail cord (probably rayon) gathering the neckline




Garment Type
Bohemian, Classic, Romantic
Cotton, Blends, Knits/Jersey, Other, Rayon

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    Jun 7, 2010, 06.48 PMby janul

    wow, handsewn! that´s a lot of work with knit…! Good job!

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      Jun 8, 2010, 07.46 PMby marmota-b

      Well, the normal seams are sewn normally, because it doesn’t have to stretch vertically, or on shoulders (those are actually stabilised with twill tape; I forgot about that when I uploaded it).
      So I only got to play with hems. :D But there’s somehow always more hems than I expect at the end of all that sewing…

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