Instead of following the directions for attaching the neck, sleeve and waist bands, I enclosed the seam allowances in the bands by topstitching. Probably would have been more successful had I actually had the right colour thread but, hey, if I'd waited 'til I had the right colour, I
Although I like the style (and so does my husband! That's saying something because he never makes comments about what I sew), the shoulders of this blouse are still bugging me. I think it would look better with raglan sleeves or at the very least with the neckline gathers only in the front and back and not on the shoulders. Next time? I don't know if I'm done with this pattern yet -- I would like to try it in knit.
Edited (June 2012): I think Vogue 8581 works better for me. See it here in knit, I plan to try it in a woven, too.
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totally unrelated, I ordered some Liberty cotton lawn the other day. I saw it was on sale online, put it into my cart and then couldn't bring myself to actually order it. When I woke up in the morning, I was still thinking about it and it was still available so I bought it: $65 for 2 1/2 yards *gasp*. Now to try to find something worthy of making. Maybe a Jasmine?