Have you enrolled for any classes at Craftsy yet? If not, I do highly recommend them. I’ve taken several classes including cooking and sewing/quilting. Christine Haynes offers the Sassy Librarian Blouse via Craftsy and I wanted to sign up as soon as it became available several months ago. Well, my patience paid off and the class went on sale last week for $19.99, so I quickly signed up. It is definitely geared toward beginning sewers, so you may ask why I would be interested. I must admit, my interest was in the pattern not necessarily the class. But Christine Haynes is a talented pattern designer and her instructional videos are very easy to follow. I really enjoyed watching the videos and following along with my project.
I cut the size 8 and tapered to a 10 at the hips. I ended up taking in an extra 5/8″ on each side seam. I also sewed the vertical darts two inches higher than the pattern called for because I wanted to accent the waistline a bit more than what the original pattern allowed (it was a bit boxy on me).
The collar is difficul to see as it blends into the bodice fabric, but here is a close up:
And of course, I used my serger to finish the inside seams and front facing:
I really like the pattern. It pays homage to one of my favorite TV wives – Laura Petrie. I believe I will style my new top with leggings and ballet flats (ohhhhhhhh Rob!). If you are a beginning sewer or you are simply interested in this pattern, I highly recommend the Craftsy course. I would love to see your version if you are so inclined to share. 🙂