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The Perfect Blouse: View A Blouse Details

Video: Threads magazine

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

Pocket

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.

Coming up

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.

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Sandra Miller, from independent patternmaker Cutting Line Designs, hosts this 15-part series on constructing a man-tailored shirt. Sandra has come up with a method of sewing with precision and helps others to do the same. In this video series exclusive to Threads Insiders, Sandra walks through the steps for creating the shirt while explaining techniques for: shirt collars collar bands plackets four-button front sleeve plackets cuffs, and other details Note: Two new installments are released each week…

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