Blouse/ Dressmaking


I had this piece of cotton fabric in my stash so decided to use it to demonstrate how to make a tailored placket to some dressmaking students, but rather than just use the same fabric for the placket I chose a plain black fabric which I thought would compliment and enhance the look. By using a 1/4″ fusible tape it makes the attachment of the placket so much easier and I think makes for a better finish.

So to finish the blouse (I hate leaving projects half done) I also used the plain black fabric for the undercollar and the facings for the cuffs. 

The blouse has a fly front opening which is highlighted with a ‘saddle’ stitch down the front using a black embroidery thread rather than just a plain straight stitch.


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