Short-Sleeve "Princess Kimono" Blouse

Added Dec 20, 2010

by suzeb

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Description

I created the pattern for this Anne Klein knock-off as my final project for a patternmaking class at FIT in NYC. It’s not my style, though I may wear it if I ever end up working in an office again. It is a size 10, and my dress form at school sorta had a fat back, so it puffs out on me a lot, though belted it kinda looks purposeful. Our teacher called this style a “princess kimono.” That basically means it has princess line seams PLUS kimono-style sleeves. What that means is a buttload of sewing, and a whole lot of pattern pieces — 12, I think. I think if it actually fit well, it would be a marvel of design. But as loose as it is on me, it’s….not so hot. I sewed flat-felled seams for the first time on this (Thanks for the tutorial, Burdastyle!). Also, I referenced a Burdastyle tutorial on sewing a collar with collar stand. Both tutorials were very helpful.

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Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Blouse
Style
Business, Classic
Material
Cotton

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    Dec 21, 2010, 10.09 PMby Denim Skirts Etc

    Nice job. I would like to try a shirt at some point.

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