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This pattern includes the A4 format and letter size pattern. Please note that the patterns are in the zip file and the sample instructions under pdf file, to comply with the Makerist system.
The western blouse is going to be your girls favourite thing! It has puff sleeves with a very smart turn up which is easy to make, a collar with collar stand all explained in detailed videos and E-book and the essential western style yoke. The videos are ready to view any time on You Tube so if you are unsure about what's involved visit the project page on frocksandfrolics.com and view the instructions first.
Playlist on You Tube: How to sew a Blouse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwYQ79iEd_4&list=PLlWbGLMyFtwFKYV5yhdOMYNxthLHIdNpP
This project is ideal for you if you want to progress from basic techniques. If you are just starting out I would suggest a few simple dresses, like my pinafore dresses first.
The cuff of the puff sleeve can be finished with piping, lace insert or binding. The devil is in the detail as the methods change with each different finish. That is why there are some additional videos just showing these methods.
As fastening I am using the traditional buttons but you can use snap poppers. To make sure you get that right too there is also a short clip showing how to attach those poppers. They are fab and so colourful and best of all easy to do!
You can also make this blouse as a boys shirt. Just use the additional long sleeve, which I borrowed from the boys shirt. The instructions for that are also on the project page.
The pattern comes in sizes 2-3, 3-4, 4-5, 5-6 & 6-7. Each pattern comes as individual PDF file making it easier to cut out and reducing paper waste. Just in case you are wondering, you do get all the sizes! The cut is generous, the style is long so that this blouse can grow up with your girl. The size 6-7 will still fit a slender 8 year old!
The video instructions are simple and clear so you can just watch and sew. This blouse comes in an abundance of variations for which there are individual videos. The frocks & frolics project page 'Western Blouse' on frocksandfrolics.com has them all in one place. From introduction and assembling the pattern to the making the detailed video instructions leave nothing out.
If you want to make this dress for your online shop, I would be delighted. Any well produced garments will also be able to feature on my website with links to your shop. Exciting times!
- Pattern in both A4 and US letter size format
- Video instructions and E-Book , Ebook includes , Full photo instructions , Patterns for sizes 2-3 to 6-7 / lay plan and usage
- Videos , Introductory video , Pattern Assembly , How to , Cuffs - three ways , Lace inserts , Snap fasteners , Using iron on Glitz!
- For age 2-6
- Suitable for advanced skills
- Chest measurements , 2-3 22.1 inches , 3-4 22.9 inches , 4-5 23.6 inches , 5-6 24.4 inches , 6-7 25.2 inches
Materials you need at home:
- 80 cm Cotton
- 30 cm Contrast
- Matching thread
- Sewing machine
- 7 buttons
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