09 October 2014

THE PATENT BLOUSE - Sampled!

The Patent Blouse has become a favourite top for me after the first set of samples were very wearable.  Previous post here.  It has become such a favourite that I managed to wear out my first red sample very quickly.  Unfortunately rayon is not made to last and very soon the surface of the knit was a little shabby with pilling.  I have promised myself that the next red patent blouse will be made in merino.









Leave your suggestions and questions in the comments section below.
Enjoy :)

18 comments:

  1. I love your browsing your site. All your designs are clever, beautiful and mysterious. I have been sewing for over 50 years and thought I was a pretty fair seamstress. Several of your patterns (including) this one are so challenging, I cannot even figure out how to sew it together, let alone actually draw the pattern. Perhaps if I read the first post about this blouse, I could understand more. The finished blouse is very pretty and deceptively simple. Any information you could give me so that I can find your original post on the patent blouse would be greatly appreciated. Best Wishes, Carla Proffitt

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    1. Hi Jane Doe, it's great to hear from you. The link to the original post is at the beginning of this post. Or you could copy and paste this into your browser - http://studiofaro-wellsuited.blogspot.com.au/2013/12/pattern-puzzle-patent-blouse.html

      Once you have looked at the original post let me know if you have any questions. :)

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  2. fabulous - the first one is lovely but the final one has such an elegance- this has now joined my pattern queue!

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    1. Thank you Eimear. Have a look at he original post, it is not that difficult to draft. :)

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  3. Such a great pattern - well done! it's very flattering and wearable AND innovative. I think a tunic length would be super - and I look forward to the dress version, perhaps with a slight A-line to the skirt, even right down to a maxi length number! Studio Faro rocks! Meegan

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    1. Hi Megan, what a great idea. I didn't think about the maxi length. I was thinking that the skirt on the dress would have to be 'A' line and maybe an inverted pleat in the rent and back for extra fullness. That's the great thing about development, you never know where it may take you. :)

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  4. That is such an interesting pattern! Great job on figuring it out, and drafting a beautiful top! I might try to give it a go. :)

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    1. Thanks Stacy, I thrilled you like it. Please feel fee to ask questions here when you give The patent blouse a try.

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  5. I am a beginner. What type of paper and scale of grid do you use for drafting? I want to try drafting this pattern.

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    1. Hi MaryHelen, thanks for dropping by the blog. The drafting detail is in the original post (linked at the beginning of this post). I started off with an unfitted kimono block and have included some measurements that suit an Australian size 12. The grid in the diagrams is 21cm squares. And I use 50 gsm pattern paper that comes on a large roll. What sort of large paper can you access easily? Let me know if you have any questions as you go. :)

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    1. Thanks Dorothy, do you think you will try it out? :)

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    1. Thanks Gail. Wishing you a wonderful weekend. :)

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  8. Gracias, es muy sencillo y parece difícil, pero la forma en que nos lo presenta lo hace fácil de entender.

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    1. Thanks Maria, I hope you enjoy the pattern. We would love to see your work. :)
      Gracias Maria, espero que disfruten el patrón. Nos encantaría ver tu trabajo.:)

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