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Alexander Variation

Added Feb 19, 2010

by closerclosure

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Here are the adjustments I made to the original pattern:

I added more room for gathering on the sleeves. I wasn’t sure if they would fall properly if I puffed them, so I added darts on the front and back to run within 2 inches of the armhole. I also lengthened the bodice pieces and widened the front so I could overlap the pieces and use a row of pearl snaps. I omitted the back buttons.

Material Notes

Linen, pearl snaps, piping




Garment Type

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    Aug 15, 2010, 09.23 PMby caje-une

    It’s very nice and neat looking. Versatile too!

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    Feb 24, 2010, 03.28 PMby origamary

    Really love the sleeves and piping. It looks great on you!

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    Feb 24, 2010, 03.01 AMby head-bobbin

    perfect sleeves… in fact, I think you’ve sewn the perfect blouse here

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    Feb 23, 2010, 08.34 AMby tangerinetea

    Sooooo cute!! Love the sleeves. Well done, excellent job chick :)

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    Feb 22, 2010, 12.14 PMby ichigogirl

    Aaaah… you would have made the master proud :-)!

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    Feb 22, 2010, 05.18 AMby jenna-gee-whized

    loving the adjustments…also loving that SKIRT! so adorable! kudos!!

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    Feb 21, 2010, 10.19 AMby stephiaffi

    This is really cute!

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    Feb 20, 2010, 11.26 PMby reneebies

    How’d you like the pattern? Piping= Good call.

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    Feb 20, 2010, 10.08 PMby minirice

    tres cute! love those sleeves x

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    Feb 20, 2010, 05.41 PMby amibambini

    Jeepers that was a fast one! Yours has such a different feel to it, love the changes.

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    Feb 20, 2010, 11.05 AMby quiltsewsewsue

    Cuta as…

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    Feb 19, 2010, 11.16 PMby latulipenoire

    This was brilliant! Very lovely.

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    Feb 19, 2010, 10.23 PMby chelsesaurusrex

    Okay, I wasn’t in any hurry to make the Alexander blouse before, but after seeing this I’m dying to have one of my own. Hopefully it turns out as rockin’ as yours…

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      Feb 20, 2010, 12.43 AMby closerclosure

      i am obsessed with this pattern now. i have all sorts of variation ideas running through my head. i’m about to go work on another right now!

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    Feb 19, 2010, 09.42 PMby pixelink

    I love the original Alexander, your adjustments have made it even better with the snap closures, piping and sleeves…YUMMMMYYY!!!

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    Feb 19, 2010, 12.57 PMby anajan

    Gorgeous blouse. The fit is just perfect!

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    Feb 19, 2010, 07.08 AMby freakusbzzz

    Looks triff with the piping. I’ve dome ,my trial version and just cutting out the second version. Also omitting the back section.

    Your sleever are great too.

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    Feb 19, 2010, 06.59 AMby frkbustad

    This is a great variation! The sleeves look really nice. Inspiring!

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    Feb 19, 2010, 06.07 AMby elisana

    really nice, great fit!!

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    Feb 19, 2010, 04.46 AMby Passiona Cottee

    Wow! First one to finish it. This is a fabulous shape and fit. I heart the piping.

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    Feb 19, 2010, 03.50 AMby lunatepetal

    whoa that was quick! love how you arranged the sleeves. very cute :)

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    Feb 19, 2010, 03.37 AMby skin12

    so cute!!!

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