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Monday, November 26, 2012

McCall’s 6512–3/4 sleeve

This pattern I first made in August and you can see the blogpost and pictures here.
It quickly became a favorite and I knew I wanted a 3/4 sleeve blouse.  A couple of weekends ago, I was at Paige’s and we went to her nice Joann’s.  I was able to touch and feel fabric, hurray! I found Paige found a couple nice fabrics, perfect for this pattern.
I finished the first one last night
McCalls 6512
I love how this pattern has natural shaping in the waist.  I debated and debated on buttons  The ones we bought were not good at all, then off-white shirt buttons looked horrible.  I found these nice black/gray buttons in my button box and they are perfect.  Plus with the ties, you do not see the buttons all that much.
bow detail
I need to tie the knot a bit tighter. 
One change:  After my last version, I felt the low part of the high-low hem was too low and re-hemmed the blouse.  This time I just took off 1” the back while cutting the garment out.


  1. Very pretty blouse, Lori.

  2. Beautiful! I love the fabric.

  3. Great blouse. The print is a stand out in my books.

  4. Lovely! I made up this pattern over the summer and really liked it too.

  5. This is such a great pattern. Don't you just love it? I really should make up another one since JR SHRUNK my rayon version in the washing machine!

  6. I bet this color looks just fabulous on you, and great timing for holiday wear as well, a little Christmasy, but not over the top, love this! :)

  7. What a pretty, happy blouse! I like this alot!

  8. Pretty and feminine! love the colors and the length is great!

  9. Lori, Both look great. Thanks for the encouragement to finish the blouse I cut out months ago.