Monday, 7 September 2015

Fitted Blouse

Stash-busting 2015:  Butterick 6097

Goodness knows I do love a peplum. Sew would it be any surprise that I chose Butterick 6097 for my fitted blouse entry in Pattern Review's Sewing Bee?


I didn't really intend on signing up for the Sewing Bee just because my schedule is about to get hectic again. Back to work tomorrow--YIPPEEE! But when I saw that round one is the fitted blouse I thought this is just the push I need to add something already on my sewing list. 


The Pattern:


Butterick 6097 has princess seams and a pleated peplum that I quite like. This is the second version  and I made a couple of adjustments from the first. I made a sway back adjustment and slightly lengthened the sleeves from the shortened sleeve length. I also like that this is a combination sized pattern and that I was able to customize the size to my own body.  


The Fabric:

The shirt is made in a medium weight Indigo Wax Katagami fabric from Japan. I found this gorgeous cotton fabric at Fabricland last year and picked it up earlier this year when it went on sale. It has a narrow width but thankfully, I picked up enough for this project. I actually picked up enough for a dress and now have a small length remaining. I think there might even be enough to use in another version of Vogue 1455. But that is another project for another time. I used the wrong side of the fabric as a collar band contrast and as the underside of the collar.


I pre-treated the fabric with a tumble in the washing machine, dryer and then a steam press on the cotton setting. It handled the pre-treatment process like a champ and didn't lose it's beautiful hand.  

The Stats:

Fabric:             2.1 metres $14.24 ($20.00/metre - 70% off + taxes)

Interfacing:     1 metre $3.39 ($6.00/metre - 50% + taxes)

Buttons:          nine 12 mm buttons $3.62 (4 packages - 50% off + taxes)

Thread:           $3.00 (priced out to cover the cost of serger and sewing thread)

Pattern:           Butterick 6097 (already priced out in this version)

Happy Sewing!


6 comments:

  1. What a great entry! I'm loving that collar - looks so sharp!

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    1. Thank you! There were a LOT of great entries and I believe there were two other entries using this pattern. I feel for the folks that are judging round one.

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    1. Thank you! First day back to work today and I'm already wearing it.

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  3. So nice to see you modelling your make! Great fabric and now I have to buy that pattern! Nice work.

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    1. Thank you! I broke down and got a new camera that I can use with a wireless remote. It makes taking pictures a lot easier, and it certainly promotes goofiness. Quite fun. And I will encourage you to to get the pattern as it is a fun one to make. And did you notice it is on sale over at their website?

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