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Simplicity 2965

My daughter and I were in the mall three weeks ago. We did a lot of window shopping and we took pictures of RTW including this blouse for $15.00-20.00 depending on the department store.
I cost me $5.00 to make.
Pattern description- It's so easy.
Size A 8-18
Fabrics: cotton/Blends, Silky Types, Double Georgette. I used cotton gauze.
Likes : The instructions were simple except for how to attached bias binding to the armhole.
The finished blouse looked like the illustration. I like the blouse very much. It's simple and it will keep you cool during the hot summer months . You can use almost any fabric that is soft and drapery.
Dislikes: 1.The instructions on how to partially attached bias binding to the armhole is somewhat confusing for a beginner. Because, only about 2/3 of the armhole will be covered with bias binding and the other 1/3 the raw edges will be expose
2. I did not like the instruction for attaching the back yoke and front yoke facing. The technique somewhat awkward.
Corrections: 1. I sewed the upper back yoke and the front yoke to front and back pieces. I attached the self lining, proceeded to sew the sleeves and attached bias binding to the entire armh0le. The bias binding covered all the raw edges and gave the armhole a much cleaner finish.
Conclusion: This is a very simple pattern. However attaching the self lining and covering the armhole raw edges could present a challenge for a beginner sewer.
My Pattern rating: beginner- intermediate
Sewing techniques: 1. understiching and topstiching
2. I made the bias binding out of the fashion fabrics.
3. Interfacing- muslin, to support to front and back yoke since gauzy fabrics are not very strong.


Summerset said…
Very cute and current!
paco peralta said…
Alethia.- gracias por las explicaciones con respecto a esta blusa. El resultado es magnífico y además tiene el valor de la costura hecha en casa, nada comparable con los productos de boutique y confección en serie. Mis mejores deseos para tí. Hasta pronto. Paco
Adrienne said…
Don't you just love knowing how to sew!!!? Nice top!
alethia said…
Thank you so very much. My daughter was very happy with the blouse and she wore it last Monday. She would like two more. Mmmm, i guess i better get sewing
Cennetta said…
Cute top. I know your DD is very pleased. Don't you love it. You can get four for the price of one.

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