Added Sep 26, 2010
From the book “Twinkle Sews”.
Again, previous sewing experience is highly recommended.
I found the elastic on the sleeves to be very difficult-the directions ask you to sew a length of elastic onto the inside of the sleeve without a casing-basically this involves a lot of pinning/holding and sewing very slowly.
There were no explicit directions on how to make the “origami” rectangles-you sort of have to figure it out on your own that you sew the piece in half, turn it inside out, and fold down each corner and press.
Look at the picture and sew the rectangle down accordingly.
I also used black cotton (no stretch) instead of the suggested jersey, which was a mistake.
The CF “U” is very difficult to sew without stretch. However, I do like the crisp look of the ribbon ties in a woven as opposed to a jersey.
Overall this blouse is very cute but do not forget to print out a size bigger-this blouse is meant to be worn loose. I didn’t pay attention and ended up having to re-print the pattern (what a waste of paper!).
Once done, the blouse is very cute on (pictures to come soon), but it’s one of those tops where if you raise your arm the whole shirt lifts up.
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