HP 1222 DL Metropolitan Birthday Blouse
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*THIS DOWNLOAD INCLUDES SIZES ARCH E, A4
& LETTER SIZES ONLY...A0 SIZE COMING SOON!*
Everyday is your birthday with this gorgeous
blouse, designed for light or medium-weight
drape-y blouse fabrics like wool or rayon
challis or crepe, crepe-de-chine, charmeuse,
georgette, panne velvet or crinkled gauze,
but also fab in light weight fluid knits, like
ITY, silk(y) jersey, rayon, viscose, or linen.
Pull-on blouse has a semi-relaxed fit, with
a thigh-length shirt-tail hem. Long sleeves
have deep cuffs, with a loop and rouleaux
button. Blouse front & back gathers onto a
self faced yoke; ‘V’ neckline is stitched into
place to create a deep center front pleat.
Small raglan shoulder pads are optional.
So many ways to wear this beautiful piece;
your blouse will look chic in all your favorite
solid colors, pretty in prints and gorgeous in
textured fabrics. Add a small applique or
brooch to the base of the cross-over for an
individual look. Wear your blouse fully or
semi-tucked into a tailored skirt or pants,
or wear it loose with your favorite pants or
jeans; this one works under your jackets too.
Sizes 6-8-10-12-14-16 will need around 2 ½ yards
or 228 cm fabric. Sizes 18-20-22-24-26 will need
around 3 yards or 275 cm fabric.
You will also need 2 x ball or similar buttons;
we suggest using an elastic hair tie (really!)
for your rouleaux loops, or you can make loops
from your fabric off-cuts.
Add 1/4 yard or 23 cm fusible interfacing...
we recommend a very lightweight one.
All fabric allowances are for 60” or 150cm wide fabrics.
I am an advanced sewer and still agree with the first reviewer; the instructions and illustrations are weak, particularly with regard to the sleeve placket at 3c - you can't tell how far in to sew it, whether to keep the placket folded or unfolded to stitch, etc.
Easy to adjust. Looked good when finished. However, I am a beginner and would have appreciated beginner instructions--more detail would have saved me a few embarrassing calls to friends who know much more than I do about sewing.