Time to put in your sleeves and create those lovely elastic casings!
I personally like to use an invisible zipper foot. However, many swear by using a regular zipper foot, and there are plenty of tutorials on line for that method.
It’s finally time to really start sewing! We’re going to do steps 1-5, which will get us all the way to inserting the zipper.
Take a good look at the cutting layouts before you start. This blouse doesn’t take much fabric (hallelujah!) and the cutting layouts were designed to minimize your fabric usage.
Are you ready to get started on your Rita Blouse? One of the most important steps in making this blouse is analyzing your body measurements versus the Size Chart and the Finished Measurement Chart.
No tools required! Create a vintage-style fabric covered button in no time at all. I love covered buttons for both function and decoration. (The one above is just a sleeve detail set over a flat bow. Cute!) First, use the pattern on the back of the covered button kit to cut out a circle of […]
Hey Detroit, I’m coming your way in just two weeks! Come see me speak at the American Sewing Guild Annual Meeting luncheon. With dazzling talks like “The Evolution of Gertie” and “Gertie’s Garment Extravaganza,” how could you refuse?! I will have a selection of Charm Patterns, Butterick Patterns, and my books available for signing or […]
My absolute favorite fabrics for this blouse are rayons and lightweight cottons like lawn or voile.
Join me in a sew-along for my the Charm Patterns Rita Blouse. This is a perfectly vintage peasant blouse that pairs well with pants and skirts alike!