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It needs a belt, I'm working on a "no sew" idea that I hope works!

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Comment by Cathe on May 29, 2011 at 6:29pm
Wanett I love this shirt, it's a total winner. I went on your blog to read the background, I'm so impressed at how you worked out the pattern! I love the button details on the back, they really make the shirt all that more! Really well done!
Comment by Cathe on May 29, 2011 at 6:31pm
Oh, I like how you altered the neckline, I agree, it's too high if done as intended, for me anyways. Are the pleats at your collarbone how you adjusted it? It's really attractive!
Comment by Judy Roberson on May 29, 2011 at 6:40pm
I love your blouse.. YOu did a great job.. and love the stripe fabric.
Comment by Hillary on May 29, 2011 at 7:00pm
This is so cute on you!  I haven't seen many versions with the neckline seams and have always wondered about that.  I did the version without and it was too high on my neck too- your fix is very flattering, mine turned into kind of a weird u-neck.
Comment by Wanett on May 29, 2011 at 8:02pm

Thanks everyone! About the neckline. I frequently cut the neckline of my tops like this because I hate crew necks, so I knew from experience how much was a good idea to cut. I should have given more detail about how I did it this time.

I pinned the neck pleats in the paper pattern piece and marked where I thought the neckline should be in pencil. I took out the pins and cut the front and back pieces and completed the entire project up to adding the facings. I folded the top in half, matching sleeve and hems to make sure it was all even and lined up properly. Then I layered the front piece on top as a cutting guide, I cut through all of the layers at once starting at the shoulder and ending at app the point I marked on the pattern. Then I laid the cut blouse on top of the facings and cut away the extra. I'm sure this would have been more precise if I drafted new pattern pieces, but the waste was minimal and I like the finished product ;o)

Comment by charlotte tilley on May 30, 2011 at 1:46pm
this is really effective and clever, I am so jealous! well done you


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