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Sewhappy
Posted 2011-02-01 12:48 PM (#72241)
Subject: Girl Friday Blouse


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This blouse was reviewed in the latest Threads magazine. I thought It might possible to draft my own version.
The collar might be a challenge for me though. Any thoughts?

http://www.decadesofstyle.com/vintage-patterns-1940s/4005-1940s-gir...

Sorry not sure how to insert hyperlink here but the address is as above.







Edited by Sewhappy 2011-02-01 12:49 PM
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ambro0
Posted 2011-02-01 3:27 PM (#72248 - in reply to #72241)
Subject: RE: Girl Friday Blouse



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I just loved this blouse when I saw it in Threads so good luck Dale with your attempt to draft it in PE. I will be watching with great interest!!
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magenta
Posted 2011-02-01 3:47 PM (#72250 - in reply to #72241)
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Love this too. Am going to have a go at drafting it as well. Maybe we can help eachother?!

Sarah
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sewsally
Posted 2011-02-01 4:50 PM (#72253 - in reply to #72241)
Subject: RE: Girl Friday Blouse



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I think that is a shawl collar with modifications.

How about the sleeves?
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magenta
Posted 2011-02-01 5:14 PM (#72254 - in reply to #72253)
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Sleeves look like cut-on cap.

Sarah
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Sewhappy
Posted 2011-02-01 5:17 PM (#72255 - in reply to #72253)
Subject: RE: Girl Friday Blouse


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Yes , I briefly looked at the notched shawl collar and then wondered if working with the semi peaked notched collar would be better.
To keep my head straight, I'll probably draft some options then print them out so I can play with them in 3D before making
changes.
I'm starting with the kimono blouse with the shortest sleeves available and the .5" band.
I haven't decided on a front or side invisible zipper, probably side because of the collar bulk in front.
I selected 2 front and back torso darts and will leave them unsewn until I fit at the end.
The darts above the waist will become a tuck or tucks and the darts below will be sewn, probably as one dart.
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Sewhappy
Posted 2011-02-01 5:20 PM (#72256 - in reply to #72254)
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magenta - 2011-02-01 2:14 PM

Sleeves look like cut-on cap.

Sarah


They probably are but I'd like the sleeve a little longer, that's why I'll try the kimono style first.
Kinda stumped on whether I should try rounded or square kimono sleeve though.
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Sewhappy
Posted 2011-02-01 5:54 PM (#72260 - in reply to #72256)
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Looking again at the collars, I think it would be better to start with the standard roll collar and
go to PE from there.
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Trish
Posted 2011-02-02 12:24 AM (#72271 - in reply to #72255)
Subject: RE: Girl Friday Blouse



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I'm starting with the kimono blouse with the shortest sleeves available and the .5" band. 

Did you notice that there is a bust dart that is hidden under those collars?  You can't get that dart if you start with the kimono draft.  But you COULD start with the classic draft and get a shoulder bust dart...then, on the DART tab, use the DART POSITION SETTING for the Shoulder Dart to move it closer to the neck.

Also, choose armhole facing, then extend the shoulder point to the maximum to get a little extended cap.

Cute top...I might have to put this on my 'someday' list, too!



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Sewhappy
Posted 2011-02-02 11:01 AM (#72279 - in reply to #72271)
Subject: RE: Girl Friday Blouse


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Yes I did notice the bust dart and I have tried the classic blouse draft and set a front shoulder dart and then moved it towards center front to be hidden by the lapel as in the original, however the dart came out really long and big.
I have drafted it both ways--kimono and classic and I think I'll do a muslin for both styles and compare. Might have to play with the shape and placement of that front shoulder dart.
I think my real challenge is going to be drafting the collar and lapel as they seem to be separate pieces in the original, but still a shawl collar type.
Will do some more thinking on it today.

Oh and Sarah I used your suggestion of the cut on cap on the classic blouse draft, I may need to play with that too to get a little more coverage, but I'll leave it for now and test in the muslin.

Thank-you all for the comments.

Edited by Sewhappy 2011-02-02 11:05 AM
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