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Emily in Blues

Added Nov 16, 2007

by sunnyb64

Bear, Delaware, ...






My version of the Emily blouse, in a navy blue/royal blue/metallic tan striped fabric. I used the first view with the extra-long sleeves, but did not do the elastic gathering at the elbows. (My arms are long anyway, so it fit fine with no modifactions.) I also had to take it in a few inches at the waist to get it to fit me better, and add another button closer to the hem to get it to cover my waistband when my arms are raised (I’m a flute teacher, so I have to factor that in!) To compensate for those changes, I added slits at the side seams. I also wanted the option of closing the cuffs, so I added buttonholes to either side of that and made cuff links to go with.
(And my apologies for the bleached-out face shot… best I could do home alone with the self-timer and the light coming in the window! Next time I should stick to the dummy pics.)

Material Notes

stretch cotton, buttons, wire




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    Aug 20, 2008, 06.54 AMby louiseindritz

    Love the vertical stripe (makes everyone look terrific) and button choice. I think I need this pattern.

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    Aug 1, 2008, 04.58 PMby sewbaby26

    Perfect! great colour and cute cufflinks!

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    Apr 6, 2008, 06.52 AMby kaiomygadd

    I love the colour and it soo well made. thank you for sharing, its been inspiring, now I have to make a pattern from the mens shirt and post for all to see. lol

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    Dec 1, 2007, 09.40 PMby juebejue

    wow, you look great in that blouse! must had taken a while!

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    Nov 29, 2007, 12.49 PMby gilap

    Very nice! I love the colour and your button choice.

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