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Posted 2010-08-10 9:06 AM (#64229)
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I have a piece of thin drapey polyester knit in a nice lavender. I think I'd like to make a blouse from it. Any suggestions on which style to use. I'm 5'1" and 100 pounds if that helps.

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Pat in MO
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Posted 2010-08-10 12:27 PM (#64232 - in reply to #64229)
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A dressy t shirt with a draped neckline. Sleeve length your chose.
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Posted 2010-08-10 5:04 PM (#64237 - in reply to #64232)
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Thanks, I was thinking about a draped neckline but haven't made one before so not sure I can figure it out.

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Pat in MO
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Posted 2010-08-10 9:29 PM (#64246 - in reply to #64229)
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Try it out in some cheap fabric so you can check how it goes together.
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Posted 2010-08-11 1:26 AM (#64253 - in reply to #64229)
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Are you thinking of daywear or evening wear?  Summer or winter wear?  Do you have some existing items in the wardrobe that you would like to wear this garment with?

Your description sounds petite and slim so you might like to consider some of the currently fasionable vneck with gathered bust styles.  Floaty circle sleeves are in fashion also,  as are set-in sleeves with some vertical gathering along the outer edge of the sleeve eg New Look 6940

Do you tuck hems in or wear them out?

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Posted 2010-08-11 6:21 AM (#64256 - in reply to #64253)
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I'd wear it to church in the summer. I'm thinking if I have enough fabric left after the blouse I could maybe make a skirt to wear with the blouse. I usually wear hems out but on occasion I do tuck them in.

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Pat in MO
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Posted 2010-08-11 8:02 AM (#64257 - in reply to #64232)
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If I use T-shirt I won't need a closure will I?

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Pat in MO
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Posted 2010-08-11 10:56 AM (#64259 - in reply to #64229)
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Right now peasent style dresses and blouses are pretty popular and look great on smallish people. They are pretty in drapy fabrics. If closures are a deterrent to making a more fitted style. You might consider leaving the center back seam opened about 5 inches and using a loop and button at the top to close the seam. That is how I made shifts when I was a youngster.

Edited by Grandma C 2010-08-11 10:59 AM
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Posted 2010-08-12 7:03 AM (#64275 - in reply to #64229)
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I'm sorry to keep asking questions but I've never made a draped neck before. Do I need to interface any part of the draped neck?

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Pat in MO
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Posted 2010-08-12 7:05 AM (#64276 - in reply to #64259)
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Thanks. I'd thought about this too. In a drapey fabric would darts be a problem?

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Pat in MO
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Posted 2010-08-12 1:14 PM (#64311 - in reply to #64229)
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I would try no darts, draped neckline, capped sleeve (reduce the cap ease to almost zero).
zero ease for bust and hips
curved side seams
maybe raise the armhole 1/2"
Try it out in some other fabric just to be sure.
I wouldn't interface the draped area. You want nice soft folds.

Its only fabric so stop worrying and try it.
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Posted 2010-08-12 1:16 PM (#64312 - in reply to #64229)
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I would use a light iron on interfacing at the back neckline and shoulders.
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Posted 2010-08-13 8:17 AM (#64354 - in reply to #64311)
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Thanks. You are right it is only cloth. I have a piece set out to try it on if it ever cools off enough that I can get in the sewing room.

Thanks again.
Pat in MO
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