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S3835 version #2

Added Aug 1, 2010

by ayenforcraft

Palo Alto, Calif...




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Simplicity 3835. Linen with self-made bias tape trim. Cut size 10 back, size 12 front, shaved 1/4" off each side seam at the waist to take the entire blouse in by 1" at the natural waist for a more fitted look, therefore had to insert a zipper into the back to get it on and off [but mostly off]. Blouse is shortened by ~2" from pattern piece. Lowered neckline by 3/4" to compensate for not making an elastic casing.

Material Notes

cotton, linen




Spring, Summer, Fall
Cotton, Linen

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    Aug 3, 2010, 10.26 AMby camberwellgal

    What a sweet top – and not in a saccharine way either. I like the top-stitching of the paler thread on the hem too; it provides that nice visual link with the pattern.

    Thanks for all the details on the alterations you’ve made too. I’ve made a couple of these tops in thin cotton with elastic in the sleeves and neck (very comfy), but my attempt at the dress version is still hanging on the back of my door, waiting for me to work out what to do with it. The problem – to a greater extent with the dress version, is the high neck (with the collar, it nearly throttled me), and to a lesser extent with the blouses, is the rather prim neckline. I’ve been uncertain how to alter it, without altering the overall fit, owing to the raglan sleeve construction. Time for me to follow your example, and get my bias tape maker – and scissors out!

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      Aug 9, 2010, 09.28 PMby ayenforcraft

      Thanks! I had a similar concern about the collar … thought about taking 1/4" or 3/8" off the inside of the collar band to make it thinner/lessen the throttle-potential, but happy to have inspired a different version for the dress :-). Let me know how it goes!

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    Aug 3, 2010, 08.20 AMby nessys

    This is really nice!! I love the gathers around the neck, the colour and the lovely bias trim.

    Wow – you did a lot of alterations to it – and it was really worth the effort – I wish I could just buy a pattern that would look this good without all the alterations – mainly because I’m feeling lazy after spending all day fiddling around with fabric!!

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    Aug 2, 2010, 08.52 PMby lilioleana

    I like it very much. You did a good job fitting it. I like this kind of blouse- not too tight but still feminine. And I bet you it’s very comfy, too.

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