Evadress 9126

Pattern Description

Reproduction of a 1930ies Blouse Pattern.

Pattern Sizing

American Size 20 only. Not a Mulitsize pattern.

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?

Alexandra of EvaDress doesn’t give “modern” instructions with her pattern reproducton. She uses the original instruction sheets that came with the pattern. For people with sewing experience, this is ok, but it’s not recommendable for newbies.

Likes / Dislikes?

Like:

  • The princess seams. The pattern consists of 10 pieces, many of which are very narrow and can be placed excellently on fabric scraps. You can make the blouse out of the fabric remainder of wide pants for example. You can also go for a two-tone design without major pattern changes.
  • A very versatile pattern. Depending on fabric, trims etc. you can make it elegant or casual.

Dislike:

  • Very tight sleeves. This is a problem that each and every Vintage pattern seems to have and since this is a one-on-one reproduction, it is the same here. I wonder if women had either stick arms back when or if they just didn’t move around so much …
  • no Multisize pattern. I prefer Multisizes as those are easier to enlarge / alter.
  • The Peplum is extremely wide and since it is also rather short, the blouse ends up with a bit of a “duck tail” look at the back. I’ll make the peplum smaller and longer the next time.

Fabric used

Gabardine of unknown composition. It was a scrap piece from a friend which was rather narrow (she made a blouse out of the fabric and I ended up with the strip around the fold).

Embroidery with dark blue Madeira Rayon

Pattern alterations or any design changes:

I added 1/4″ at each princess seam. Next time I will do this only from the bust downwards as the blouse ended up with too much shoulder width.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

Yes, I am going to sew it again. The yellow blouse is actually my second blouse after this pattern and I am thinking of a least 2 more: a casual one from corduroy and an elegant one as the bodice of a 2piece dress, combined with a mildly flared skirt.

I would recommend the pattern for intermediate to advanced sewers, not for beginners. To get the extremely curved princess seams to lie flat is quite challenging.

Miscellaneous:

  • Time for sewing: approx. 3 hours
  • Total cost: no direct cost, everything came from my stock k
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