Sailor's Blouse

Description
Advanced | 1 hour
Taught by Gretchen Hirsch
Learn how to make this sassy, vintage-inspired blouse right alongside Gretchen. You’ll learn how to adapt a pattern, change seam allowances and add a collar. These more advanced techniques can be fussy, so you’ll learn the best tailoring practices from Gretchen – including stay stitching, darts, tucks and a lapped zipper. You’ll finish with this versatile blouse as well as new techniques to add to your sewing repertoire.
Chapters
Introduction
00:31
Materials
03:32
Adjust the Pattern
07:32
11:38
Cut and Prep Fabric
04:23
08:41
Assemble Blouse
15:44
11:03
Add the Collar
14:56
09:08
Finishing
08:58
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Materials: 1½ yards of lightweight cotton fabric (Gretchen uses hot pink polka-dot cotton sateen)
  • ½ yard lightweight woven fusible interfacing
  • pattern making paper (or tracing paper)
  • copy of portrait blouse pattern printed and cut out
  • small cork board and push pins
  • 2" x 18" clear grid ruler
  • paper scissors
  • pencil
  • french curve
  • glass head pins
  • tracing wheel and wax pattern transfer paper
  • fabric scissors
  • hand sewing needle
  • thread that matches your fabric
  • fabric snips
  • 9" regular zipper in a color to match fabric
  • 1 package of ½" wide single fold bias tape in a color that matches your fabric
  • sewing machine with standard presser foot and zipper foot
  • iron and ironing board
Discussion
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Transcript
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