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Test Alexander

Added May 31, 2010

by egdirb

Edinburgh, Unite...






I’ve been wanting to make the Alexander blouse since it first came out but I’ve not been entirely sure if it would be very flattering on me. When I spotted this polyester fabric going cheep I decided to give it a shot as even if it went wrong I’d not be that out of pocket. The fabric tends to fray a lot so the top is entirely done in French seams, which added a lot of time to the process but I think it was worthwhile. I modified the pattern slightly by omitting the buttons at the back and lengthening the body by about 1.5" as others have said it came out a bit short. Having done that the body is now far too long so if I make it again I’ll probably go back to the original body length but lengthen the peplum to balance out my long legs. I didn’t get the front quite right as the only covered buttons I could get were a bit on the small side, and it tends to gape so I’d normally wear it with a vest under, also my interfacing isn’t stiff enough so the collar folds over but I’ve decided I kind of like that. I’m still not sure if it’s right for me but when I wore it to work last week I got a lot of compliments so maybe I’ll try it again with some better quality fabric




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    Jan 24, 2011, 07.01 AMby leahfranqui

    Since you omitted the back buttons, how did you finish the back collar? I’m working on this blouse now and I’m kind of stuck!

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      Jan 25, 2011, 07.34 AMby egdirb

      From what I can remember I just lined up the two pieces of the back facing and cut off the seam allowances at the back, then curved the facing round until it looked right and lined up with the front pieces. It was kind of trial and error but worked out quite well.

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    Aug 15, 2010, 09.20 PMby caje-une

    This Suits you!

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    Jul 3, 2010, 09.09 PMby fantailang

    The fabric is wonderful!

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    Jun 1, 2010, 09.27 PMby minnietheminks

    I like the fold over collar, love polka dots too.

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    Jun 1, 2010, 04.17 AMby pink-cornelia


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    May 31, 2010, 07.43 PMby kosmika


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