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The Paris Blouse

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VKStitcher | Posted in Photo Gallery on

Finally, here is a photo of one of my recent projects, the Paris Blouse from Stretch and Sew.  Instead of long sleeves with cuffs, I made them 3/4 length with a turn back cuff.  The fabric is Pimatex (cotton with a hint of lycra) that I ordered from Nancy’s Notions.  The sleeve cap went in smoothly, but looks wrinkly here because of my hasty ironing job (in a rush to get to work!)

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  1. MaryinColorado | | #1

    Thanks for sharing the pattern and fabric information and sources.  It's a very good fit and the collar, cuffs, and buttonholes look exceptionally well done too.  Mary

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      VKStitcher | | #4

      Thank you, Mary.  I used the blind-hem foot for my machine to get straight topstitching at the edge of the collar and cuffs.  My machine (Janome MC 4800) does wonderful one-step buttonholes--just place the button in the back of the buttonhole foot, and the machine does perfectly sized buttonholes every time.  I love it!  :-)

  2. sewelegant | | #2

    It's so elegant!

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      VKStitcher | | #5

      That's high praise from you, SewElegant.  Thank you (blushing)! 

  3. GailAnn | | #3

    Really, really nice.  You've set a fine example.  Gail

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      VKStitcher | | #6

      Thank you for your compliments, Gail.

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        ThreadKoe | | #7

        Fine work on the blouse.  Looks like a pattern that will become a staple in your wardrobe it is so flattering on you.  Nice finishing work.  I love the shade of blue.  Cathy

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          VKStitcher | | #8

          Thanks for your compliments!  It's a very comfortable blouse, and I've made the shorter sleeveless version as well.

          1. rodezzy | | #9

            Wonderful mastery of your sewing skills, just wonderful!

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            VKStitcher | | #10

            Thank you Miss Rodezzy!

  4. Gloriasews | | #11

    Lookin' good!  Love the colour!  You did a beautiful job - everything is neat & even, it looks comfortable, fits perfectly - you get an A+ from all of your friendly critics  & supporters here :)!  Definitely not looking 'homemade'.  I like the sleeves & cuffs, too.  Thanks so much for sharing.


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      VKStitcher | | #12

      Thank you for the high mark on my "report card", Gloria.  You made my day!  :-)

      1. Gloriasews | | #13

        You're welcome.  We do try to judge fairly :)


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