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Ashlee Blouse Upcycling Sewing Instructions & Judy Flower by Paganoonoo
Refashion 2 - 3 men's or women's dress shirts into your unique and beautiful Ashlee Blouse CUSTOMIZED to your figure.
The Ashlee silhouette is flattering on many figure types, and is self-adjusting to individual body curves and heights. The blouse pairs well with pants, jeans and a slim skirt. A perfect fit is achieved by starting with a dress shirt that fits your chest, shoulders and arms the way you like. Nothing is altered from the armhole up. No need to set a sleeve, make a placket, buttonhole, collar stand, collar or sewn on a button - it’s already done!
The Ashlee is a great upcycling choice for a garment to be worn in a professional setting. Create a more romantic look by adding a Judy Flower at the center waist. The overall effect is feminine and classic, professional/playful depending on the colors and patterns chosen.
The pattern is intended to be semi-fitted in the upper bodice. For larger busts, dart and pleat instructions are provided to customize the fit. Avoid any bodice shirt so tight that it strains at the bust, back or upper arms, or limits movement. If the bodice shirt is tight at the hip, this is not a problem; the instructions walk you through the design process to add hip ease. ALL SIZES ARE INCLUDED in that the size/fit of the finished garment is determined by the size of the shirt used for the upper torso, the other parts are self-scaling. ANYONE, any size, who can find a dress shirt that fits the way they like across the shoulders and bust can successfully fit this pattern.Really tall or short? This pattern is easy to adjust for height. The sewing is straightforward piece assembly, mostly using topstitching. All of the tough parts like the collar, collar band, plackets, buttonholes are already sewn on the starting garments, making your job easier! The customization is achieved by picking the right size starting garment and making choices about where to cut by looking at the garment fit on your own body.
The Ashlee is upcycled* using 2 to 3 dress shirts (instead of flat fold fabric). With upcycling, there is no need to print, cut out and tape together PATTERN PIECES. The starting materials are 3D garments, so instead the "pattern" is instructions and illustrations that define exactly what and where to cut (disassemble) and how to reassemble the pieces. You are purchasing a set of instructions that you print on 8.5" by 11" paper that can be put in a binder for future ease of reference.ADDITIONAL BONUS - Includes a 4-page tip sheet on design elements, color selection, fit, garment care, and technical tips.
Available in both Hard Copy $20 and Digital $16 versions.
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