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Barbara from Sewing on the Edge is hosting.
I needed a new white shirt or maybe many before I get finished but for my first one I selected
View A(upper right corner) was my choice.
Pattern description: Fitted shirt have collar band, shaped hemline, long rolled sleeves (wrong side shows) and button tabs., front-button closing, topstitch trim and narrow hem, button trim on pleated pockets, front bands and princess seams
Sizes: 6 to 22. I made a 12, corresponding to the finished measurements on the pattern tissue.
Instructions: They were pretty good but I used several other references to help construct this blouse. First was Sandra Betzina's book, More Power Sewing, a helpful hint for the curved shirttail hem. Next was Pam of Off The Cuff Sewing Style blog for wonderful collar and collar band tutorial. A great place to find the links for this information and many sewing tutorials Sigrid's Sewing Tutorial Blog. With the help of Pam's tutorials, this is the best collar band I have ever constructed. Thank you, Pam.\
The rest of the blouse construction was pretty straight forward and easy to construct.
Likes/Dislikes: I saw Erica's Pattern Review for this one and put it on my list right away. I like all the versions of the blouse, princess seams, sleeve variations, front design options.
Changes: Erica noted the pattern was short, so I added 2" to the length and 1-1/2" to the sleeves. These all proved to be just right. These were my only changes.
Fabric: A beautiful shirting from Needle Nook Fabrics
Conclusion: Great basic blouse pattern that has many options to make it unique for you. Nice fit, good construction and easy to sew for a blouse. I think I will get lots of wear from this one