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Added Aug 4, 2010

by fidgetfingers

Chicago, United ...






This is my version of Zyanya’s butterscotch blouse. It took me forever to draft out, and everything went wrong. I didn’t realize that the pleats had to be sewn down, so I did that after I’d already attached the yoke, so there’s gaps at the top and bottom where I couldn’t reach. Then, the front and the back didn’t match up. Oops.. and then, it was way too short, and since I was running out of material I cut the peplum in a semi-circle, mostly on the bias. As a result, it sticks out. A lot. Once I added an extra band around the bottom, it didn’t look quite as bad, but it still juts out strangely.




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    Aug 6, 2010, 06.37 AMby Zyanya Walker

    hey i just came across this. very cool too see that someone has made a version of my blouse. i think it looks great how it is! i did not sew my pleats down. but i like that you did because it created a fitted version. i think that the peplum looks nice this full, its contrasting to the fitted bodice. it looks more fuller than mine, more like a full circle..? i think you sewed the yoke very nicely too. it is definitely a tricky blouse when there is no pattern and you have to draft it yourself. i really like yours though :)

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      Aug 8, 2010, 04.39 AMby fidgetfingers

      thanks!! the only way I could fit the peplum in was to cut it from a circle, so that’s why it’s so full. Thanks for posting the instructions!

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    Aug 4, 2010, 11.57 PMby pamchar

    I made two dresses with peplum, I love the idea of a blouse and I will surely try it. I think peplum give a touch of elegance. Good job ;)

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