classic blouse part 4: cuffs to sleeves, collar to neckline, hem and buttons: finish!
so here are the last steps of the blouse, I noticed I forgot to take some pictures, I hope you still can follow the explanations. I am feeling better and wanted to thank you all for your getting well wishes! pin one layer of the cuff to the right side of the sleeve, at the slit side that is closer to the seam leave the additional cm stay over and on the other side, fold the strip you sewed to the slit inside and that fold should be right where the cuff seam, I also had 2 small folds already in the pattern at the sleeves
then fold over and sew that additional cm right sides of the cuff facing each other
then fold over and the open edge of the cuff inside and pin from the right side of the cuff
fold the front facing twice over, like you marked, if you are using any stiffer fabric like me, iron it
then fold it once the wrong way and sew from the centre-front marking to the folded edge, the turn right side out again, cut all in to the end of the seam
now pin one side of the collar stand to the neckline, from the centre front to the other, keeping all markings in place
turn around, and fold the open seam allowance on the inside inside and pin from the right side, sew close to the original seam
now pin the sleeves with right side out into the bodice with wrong side out , so the right sides facing each other and sew
looks almost finished
sow fold the centre front facing outside again and sew the facing-width the hem allowance, then turn it inward again
then roll over the rest of the hem twice and pin it
see how I started out of the sewn facing?
sew the hem
now you need your buttons, I used press fasteners
put the blouse on and pin where you breast circumference is the biggest, move around a little testing if the pin stays at you highest chest point, then mark that point for your button, now go up and down with the space in between you want between your buttons, mark at both sides of the centre front, since you need a button and buttonhole together or the two parts of a press fastener like me
do your buttons, I used an eyelet setter, if your using other buttons you need to do buttonholes
I only did one button on each cuff
I like the way it looks
my finished blouse, already wore it quite a bit, I just love the colors of that crazy print.
I hope that was helpful for you! Any questions as always most welcome! You still have time to wish for any last minute costume-tutorials;)
keep sewing and smiling
Posted on February 5, 2013, in classic blouse and tagged blouse tutorial, classic blouse, clothing, collar, cuffs, diy, fabric, how to, long-sleeve, pattern, sew, sew along, sewing, sewing project, sewing-tutorial, tutorial. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.