Always A Good One
The sewing is very slow going right now, but I’m just working my way through my queue of projects already cut out (almost time for new ones!). This blouse is totally useless to me at the moment, even with the occasional spring weather (it’s amazing how awesome 45 degrees F can feel after -10 degrees a few days earlier) it’s still too cold inside my office at school. The blouse is also nothing new, I made my first one in 2011 so the review will be short.
Pattern: S5451 from 1982
Pattern Description: Button front shirt has extended shoulders and shawl collar. V. 1 has cuffs and notched detail on collar. V. 2 has wing shaped collar and cap sleeves with slits. V. 3 has shaped cap sleeves and picot edging. I made view 1 again.
Pattern Sizing: 10
Fabric Used: Printed cotton
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the loose fit and integrated collar (even though it’s a little tricky to sew), and it’s easy to dress up or down depending on your lower half garment of choice.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None
Would you sew it again? I might wait awhile to sew this one again, since it is my second time already.
Would you recommend it to others? Yes