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Hot Patterns 1198 - Fast & Fabulous Diorella T-Shirt Blouse


The perfect hybrid of chic blouse and comfy T, these gorgeous tops are designed for a mix of light-medium weight fabrics...choose a drape-y blouse fabric like charmeuse, crepe, or rayon for the front, armhole binding and yoke, and a knit like a silk(y) jersey, rayon, linen or modal for the back and sleeves...just remember, the back must be in a knit, don’t use a woven for it!

Loose-fit, pull-over blouses have a ‘V’ front neckline, with all that essential bust shaping transformed into deep pleats at the neck,
a straight front hem & side slits. The slightly longer shirt-tail hem knit back is gathered onto a deep curved yoke. Choose the
sleeveless version with bound armholes or opt for the long elasticated-cuffed sleeves.

Keep your blouses simple in your favorite colors, or mix your prints for a cool eclectic look. The sleeveless version is perfect for warm weather and as a trim layer under a cardigan or jacket; the long sleeved version is elegantly pretty. Wear either of these beauties loose over jeans or pants, or try a partial, half or full tuck with a high waisted and tailored skirt or pant.

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This one is a little unusual as far as fabric
requirements go...for both versions in sizes
6-8-10-12-14-16 you’ll need a total of around
2 yards/183cm of fabric; sizes 18-20-22-24-26
need around 2 ½ yards/228cm of fabric.

If you want to mix your fabrics you will need to
lay out your pattern after you’ve fitted your muslin,
and work out what pattern pieces you want in which
fabrics...time to grab those special pieces and offcuts
you’ve been saving!
If you are making the long sleeves, add enough
½”/ 1.25cm wide elastic to circle your wrists twice.
Add a scrap of interfacing for the back neckline.


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