Straight From The Picnic Blouse

Added Aug 14, 2011

by sewenggirl88

Rapid City, Sout...

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Description

Now that I’ve finished this blouse, the style looks straight out of the 1940s to me. I’ve had this pattern for a while just waiting to find the right fabric. I loved the red version on the cover so much, I don’t think anything but fabric like that would be perfect, but this checked cotton is really just as good. I LOVE the colors. Unfortunately the fit is off on the sleeves and through out nearly the entire sewing process I had to do a lot of easing to get the pieces to fit together. I find that really odd too because it’s a Nancy Zieman pattern, they’re supposed to have better fit, but this pattern is drafted pretty badly! The design and style are still ingenious to me and I’ll wear my version, but I’m definitely not making it again without some major modifications to the sleeves.
For more pictures and a full pattern review check out my blog Toferet’s Empty Bobbin

Material Notes

Cotton shirting

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

Season
Spring
For
Women
Garment Type
Blouse
Style
Classic
Material
Cotton

Credits

McCall's

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    Aug 15, 2011, 03.45 PMby wildcatspow

    Really cute! Looks like it was totally worth the extra time dealing with drafting issues!

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    Aug 15, 2011, 03.44 PMby eunnyjang

    zomg i love bias plaids so much. The fit definitely looks ok – wear it happily!

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    Aug 15, 2011, 03.20 PMby runningwithscissors1

    Too bad about the pattern, because it is a cute shirt. Love the fabric choice too!

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