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Silouette #600 Classic Blouse

Shirt love.

In my long blogging absence I have actually been doing a lot of sewing and just general living.  While still pursuing the Perfect Pant (and making progress!), I have veered off that road into Shirt Land.  After watching countless YouTubes done by Peggy Sagers of Silhouette Patterns, I finally ordered up her  #600, The Classic Blouse.  After sewing 40+ years, I have to say I've picked up many new ways of sewing--and thinking about sewing & fashion from Peggy.

 Anyhoo...the pattern is amazing!!!!  Silhouette patterns come in cup sizes and while the C cup fits me perfectly right out of the envelope!  I tweaked the armhole for sleeveless and the coverage I like there but other than that:  perfection.  Love the collar/facing methods.  Love the length and gentle shirt tail hem.  

I've been so excited I've made 4!  Skirts (Magic Pencil of course), tops and sandals are my uniform for summer so all are sleeveless so far and I just throw on a gauzy shrug or sweater when need to cover those arms ;-) Here they are in reverse order, sort of.  Shirts not arms.
This was Make #4 in a cotton sari length I got in Singapore ages ago and this was the perfect make for it!  Love it.  

Make #3 in a black lightweight cotton from stash.  I narrowed the shoulder in a bit and like it even better.

Make #2 in a cotton print from Joannes.  Getting lots of wear.

Below is Make #1--a wearable muslin!  The stretch cotton was from UB and the fabric was just too crinkly/bubbly for a good collar so used a print that goes perfectly with a bright blue pair of ankle pants I have

Since doing all these button downs and I have a bit of wrist issues, I invested in a button foot for my new Pfaff.  I mark, put a bit of fabric glue on the button to hold it in place until the foot takes over.  Worth every penny (plus coupon).


Coco said…
Great makes! the cotton sari fabric is absolutely gorgeous.
Nikki Schreiner said…
I love all of these! The white one is my favorite. Great collar points ;)
quietgirl said…
Hi! Lovely shirts. I like the last one the best!
I am in process with my first S#600.

Are you satisfied with the collar after making it?
It seems a little large when I compare it to my JCrew blouses.

I hope you receive this and can give me your feedback.

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