Du Barry 5172 – Almost Done!!

by Always Alice on October 24, 2011 · 5 comments

in 1940s,Shirts

Ya’ll have been so helpful with this stinky fabric and it’s finally almost done!  I did French seams on everything including the arm holes. If you haven’t tried it yet don’t be afraid, it works out just fine. I do wish the bust gathers were more noticeable but in another fabric they would probably show up better. The collar is the best one I have ever installed (and the best directions on any pattern I have ever used. It rolls perfectly!)  I have to figure out button placement and hem length; and finish that other sleeve of course. The coordinating vest is a different matter…

More pics are on my blog.


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sewlyaharpist October 24, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Very pretty, the sleeve looks great.


Lizzy October 24, 2011 at 6:33 pm

So cute that blouse, very nice fabric, I just have done french seams once.


A.J.A. October 24, 2011 at 9:22 pm

Well, it looks like all of the fussing with the fabric is well worth it! Very pretty! And the collar roll is perfect!


Kimberly October 25, 2011 at 6:59 am

It’s looking really nice!


Jill Kern October 29, 2011 at 10:48 am

You’ve probably decided on the button placement already, but if you haven’t, one tip I read somewhere is to be sure to line up one of the buttons with the fullest part of your bust. Otherwise, the gaps between the buttons will tend to gape. What a beautiful job you’ve done on that blouse!


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