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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

McCalls 6035 -- Part III

As the saga continued. I had enough fabric left to cut a new front piece. I sewed everything together and made buttonholes and attached the buttons. Somehow I goofed up the spacing on the buttonholes. I cut another piece of fabric and wrapped it over the misspaced buttonholes and sewed new ones.




 When I was finally able to try what I thought was my finished product, I wound up with this.


Even though I used the pattern pieces for the D cup, look how it hikes up in the front. My fabric doesn't show it but the princess seam is just a few inches from the center front. Usually the princess seam is more towards the side. Now what? For some reason I couldn't give up on this blouse. I love the fabric and the sleeve detail.


I still had more fabric left so I cut the fronts off a little above the waist. Using the pattern pieces I added about 2 1/2" to the center fronts.


This is what the finished blouse looks like. It was worth all the work.

10 comments:

  1. Sensational blouse. I love the fabric. Next time you might need to cut the upper bodice a little deeper. If you tuck it in it will not be noticable.

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  2. Good save! You made that blouse a creative opportunity. Nice job!

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  3. oh my goodness! That was a lot of work and frustration but the end result is fantastic! I would have probably figured out what to do with the burned piece and the buttonholes, but I'm not so sure I would have come up with your solution for the front!! That's brilliant!

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  4. Beautiful! Definitely worth the work. Very nice save!

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  5. Great save on the blouse... love the print.

    Thanks for the lovely compliment on my dress.

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  6. You are one tough cookie! I would have been screaming, crying, and drinking way too much wine after all that. lol. Great work. I love that fabric from Joann's also.

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  7. Great save, you did a good job. Though frustrating it's good to know what to do to save a project.

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  8. I hate that this pattern didn't go together without a hitch beecause it is so cute. You did a great job making it work.

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  9. Excellent save!!! I really like what you did with this pattern!

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  10. What an absolutely clever save of the blouse. You are right; that fabric is great. Heard about you through Henna's Place.

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