Friday, July 19, 2013

Simplicity 1590 - Retro Blouse - View A

Shantung Shirt

View B (with collar and bow) is here

Here is the other version of the retro blouse, this time in some white shantung polyester.  View A was much quicker to make than View B.  It doesn't have the fiddly collar or bow, making it a much simpler garment.

I was worried that the fabric wouldn't hold a crease properly but it all worked out and the darts turned out OK.

The next bit is exactly the same as View B - shoulder seams, side seams and peplum.
  The main difference between View B and View A is the scoop neckline and the facings.  Here are the facings all ready for sewing.

And here they are! 
 Next we need to hem the extremely long, curved peplum.  As the polyester was fairly slippery, I overlocked the bottom (stitch width around 6 mm) and then used the stitching as the first fold on my double hem.

 And this is how it turned out.

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