Added Aug 14, 2011
Rapid City, Sout...
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
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