|Love the relaxed fit of this blouse..|
This pattern Vogue 8927 was released last year some time; I do believe. I actually cut this pattern out last year, but was too intimidated to sew it up. Fast forward to this year where I have a few shirts under my belt this year, so I was all too excited to finally get to this pattern that I cut out last year.
Now this is your pretty standard, basic button down blouse, which makes for a pretty great candidate in beginner shirt making 101..This pattern is a very loose-fitting blouse, which makes for a very relaxed fit. I made an 18 throughout the entire shirt, and really loved the relax fit. I used a cotton sateen that I purchased eons ago.I made view E; however, I shortened it 2 inches and borrowed the tabs from view D. By shortening the pattern, this caused me to have to readjust the button positioning, but this was an easy adjustment.
Oh but let's get into this ridiculousness , plain ridiculous lol, shall we! I do not understand why patterns sometimes have the most ridiculous amount of ease in the sleeve caps. The sleeves in this pattern were drafted with way too much ease. I was so close to just scrapping the entire thing;I was all too annoyed, and nobody has time for that, right?!. I also really struggled with the top-stitching on the front bands, now that was my issue. I really need to work on this, but I found using my edge-stitching foot produced the better results.
|Top left:Front button band with buttons, top right: Inside collar|
Bottom left:Collar, and bottom right :sleeve cuff
After struggling with those irritating sleeves, everything else was a breeze! I highly recommend Pam Howard's class on Craftsy, if that is a platform in which you like to learn. I know it's not everyone's thing, but I truly enjoyed it. So, even though I struggled with some parts of making this shirt. I still really do love it! Now, will I make this particular pattern again? No way! It's way too many patterns to be dealing with the sleeve issues. As a matter of fact, I getting ready to start on B5526.
|Thanks to Toy for posting about this pattern on her blog, |
and bringing this pattern to my attention. B5526.
I probably won't start on this pattern until next week sometime, as to enjoy this last little bit of time with my little people before they go back to school. I hope you all have a Happy New Year, and I'll see you in 2015!
~Be blessed and nothin' less and continue to stay fearlessly fierece!