I cannot for the life of me figure out why my DD always has her eyes closed when I trying to take pictures. This time I decided to go ahead with the posting, instead of taking more pictures again.
Another early spring 2018 project finally making it to the blog. The (S4112) pattern is out of print, but still fashionable. When I approached her with the idea to make a blouse, I was aiming for the another view pictured on the envelope. She favored the second view. So that what I made.
She is wearing it with a denim skirt that I made for my sister many years ago. (No review on that today.)
Simplicity gives sparse descriptive information. All is stated is misses shirt and sash. I will add Nehru or mandarin collar, button up with two sleeve variations. Sizes 4 to 20. I used size 12 with modifications.
This was a fairly easy blouse to sew. The instructions were typical and I did not see anything confusing in them. There are a few pattern flaws and construction steps that I'd like to point out. But first, I must say that this is a wearable muslin. Because I didn't make one; I should have all things considered.
- There is some pulling at the neckline. That could be due to my daughter's square shoulders. Something that I have adjusted in the past, but some how forgot for this project.
- The armhole has more curve in it than expected, considering setting/curve of the sleeve, even with gathers, if that makes sense.
I like the sleeve variations and the longer hemline with the sash.
No real dislike beyond the small things mentioned above.
The fabric that I used came from Vogue Fabrics in Evanston. I think I bought it a few years ago. It's a lightweight cotton blend. Easy to sew and press. Perfect for a button up shirt.
I doubled the front facing to help support the buttonholes and buttons. To make the buttonholes, I sewed each once then again to get a nice even stitching.
The minor flaws are just that; easy to correct. So this is a pattern that I would consider using again for her and maybe myself. I have two copies.
Anyway, this one is a short review on a pretty simple blouse to sew.