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advance 7837: ready for my date at the flamingo

January 3, 2012

Pattern Description (Advance 7837):
Front-button shirtwaist blouse has deep V-neckline and spread wing collar. Armhole has deep shoulder and is slightly deeper at underarm. Darts at bust and torso. Version 1 has 3/4 length sleeve with soft folds, finished with wide buttoned cuff. Version 2 has short sleeve, also with soft folds and buttoned cuff. Your choice of fabric makes the blouse…for daytime or late-day wear.

Pattern Sizing:
sz 14/34B

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
the wing collar with the classic shirtwaist look, and the sleeves are adorable.

Fabric Used:
liberty of london tana lawn “mike” from purl soho

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
none.  i just re-drew the sizing based on my moulage.

Conclusion:
it’s obviously retro and still a classic, i bet it is great for all kinds of fabric.  this one will be sticking around.  the construction was simple and breezy, with a fold-over facing and easy-to-attach collar.

gotta go get ready for my date with archie goodwin now….

full post and story of “nero wolfe” reference at puu’s door of time.

  1. The fabric is very cool and unexpected, and I am a total sucker for a wing collar…the bigger the better. It would be just as great with a pair of jeans- this looks like a versatile wardrobe staple. Nice work!

  2. AJA – i am definitely looking forward to pairing this with a great pair of jeans. i agree, i think it would work great.

    everyone else- thanks 🙂

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