A dear school chum of mine recently came by with an interesting request.
She held up a well-loved blouse (replete with signs of wear) and asked if I could duplicate it.
WHO AM I TO REFUSE SUCH A CHALLENGE???
OF COURSE I SHALL TAKE IT ON.
And, in the process, discovered what a well made blouse it was, originally. It took simply aaaages to pull apart at the seams!
– Type: Modern blouse
– Date made: Summer 2014
– Pattern: The original blouse I was to mimic
– Fabric/Materials: a cotton+ stretch poplin
– Trim: none/self fabric
– Time to finish: 9.5 hours, including dis-assembly, tracing, pattern making, cutting, and assembly
Tracing parts after they’ve been disassembled. I traced them onto brown paper, and eventually used marker to note seam allowances, pleats, grainlines, etc., as well as which piece it was.
And the hidden lower button placket:
Most sincerely yours,