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Bye bye summer

Added Oct 4, 2010

by tamalicious16

Massachusetts, U...






My JJ blouse. I hope there is another day warm enough to wear it!

Please note that the pattern has a TON of ease. My measurements put me right in between a size 36 and 37 (34 bust, 26.25 waist, 36 hips). I planned to cut right between the lines for 36 and 38. I then checked to see if the waist was fitted or not. It measured 34.25 inches! That’s 8 inches of ease! Too much even with a belt. I wasn’t sure how to fix this problem since I wanted a fitted blouse. Then I saw that the finished bust measurements are printed on the pattern—37 for a size 36, 38.75 for size 38… 4 inches of ease! Also excessive. In the end I just made a size 34 and then took it in at the waist another THREE inches. This worked except on the arm bands, which were too small. I compensated by making button loops instead of buttonholes.

It turned out great in the end—I might eliminate the outermost ruffle if I make it again. I might also make one not so fitted (still size 34, 3 number sizes smaller than my measurements, but not taken in at the waist) to take advantage of the belt loops.

I was very excited that 5 of the 6 buttonholes were perfect on my first attempt… the last one required lots of angry seam ripping, but it turned out ok.

Finally, I always forget that bubble gauze is kinda hard to work with because it’s all wrinkly, which makes cutting it out difficult… if anyone has any advice to get around this problem, let me know!

Material Notes

Cotton bubble gauze




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type

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    Sep 13, 2011, 04.01 PMby didomessi

    This one is really nice. I love the colour

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