Welcome fashion sewers to another sewing project brought to you by Fashion Sewing Blog.
In this three part series, we will look at, explore and create an easy blouse sewing pattern, made by Butterick, ref B4985.
The pattern envelope itself displays 4 blouses so it is my intention to demonstrate the making of blouse C, pictured below -
I would describe this blouse as chic and a must have for any wardrobe. I have chosen this particular style of sewing pattern as it can be worn casually, or for an evening event.
How to Sew the Butterick B4985 Easy Blouse Sewing Pattern -
NB – Click on each photo to enlarge it and take a better look.
How I made the blouse -
1 – Introduction to the sewing project (no explanation needed).
2 - Cut the Pattern Pieces – There are 9 pieces that are required for this pattern and the pieces themselves are numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11, 12 and 14. (Put an X on pattern piece 6). It is similar in shape to the front piece of the pattern and you do not want to mix them up.
3 – Transfer Markings – Mark your fabric pieces with the position’s of the button and buttonholes.
4 - Markings – The gathering stitch is indicated by a circle symbol. Use tailor tacks to transfer these markings.
5 – Interface – I am using iron on fusible interfacing. Iron on the interfacing to piece 9 – the Front Facing, 12 the Sleeve Band and 14 the Collar Band (only one piece).
7 – Neaten Seam Edges – The seams to the pattern pieces now need to be neatened. The seams that require overlocking / serging are – the shoulders, the upper sections front and back side seams, the sleeve side seams, and the seams of the lower section.
NOW YOU’RE READY TO CONSTRUCT THE BLOUSE ITSELF!
7 – Cuffs – Fold the cuffs in half and sew a 1.5cm / 12th inch seam allowance, press and put to one side until needed.
8 – The Collar – Staystitch the collar with no interfacing along the outer edge (around 7mm or 1/4inch).
9 – The Collar – Press the seam allowance upwards 1cm of the interfaced collar piece.
10 – Part 2, Butterick B4985 Easy Blouse Sewing Pattern – Coming Soon.
If you find that you are having any problems at this stage of the sewing project or wish clarity on any of the instructions I have written, please do not hesitate to contact me.
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Happy fashion sewing
Colleen G Lea