The Perfect Blouse: View A Blouse Details
Sewing instructor Sandra Miller takes a final look at a completed shirt and the details you can include on one you make yourself in this episode of The Perfect Blouse. The finished shirt is based on the View A blouse from The Blouse Perfected by Cutting Line Designs.
View A blouse review
Sandra starts with the pocket. She explains that it can have a traditional tailored men’s shirt feature: a pencil holder area. This is a partitioned section that has a horizontal buttonhole near inner top edge for keeping a pen or pencil in place.
Collar and collar band
Edgestitching on the collar and collar band gives the shirt a professional-looking finish.
A soft, bias-cut collar underlayer ensures the collar will roll smoothly.
The undercollar’s back seam gives it support to stand up nicely, so the open collar can frame the face.
The end of the collar band’s buttonhole lands slightly forward of center front and the button aligns on the opposite side
Front and shoulders
View A also features vertical buttonholes with straight stitching along the front placket. Edgestitching along the forward shoulder seam from the neck edge to the shoulder cap provides a polished look.
Cuffs and sleeve plackets
More edgestitching finishes the cuffs and sleeve plackets.
Taking the techniques learned while creating the Version A blouse from The Blouse Perfected, you can create a camp shirt. Find out how using another Cutting Line Designs pattern, the Easy, Ageless, Cool Blouse. Sandra walks through the process in the next episode.