SWAP garment #4: Style Arc Victoria Blouse, in a teal viscose twill.
This was an EPIC job of cutting, as the pieces would not fit on the folded fabric, and I had to mess about for ages to fussy cut it out of what I had- there’s only one piece you could get away with cutting from a lining fabric [inside back yoke] as the front facings are folded, as are the cuffs. I got there in the end after the usual quantity of swearing.
Now, as we know, Style Arc instructions have improved, but are still minimal, and I knew that those points and v-shapes were going to be tricksy. I originally planned to fold under the seam allowances and overlay them, but it’s too fiddly for that as you have both convex and concave turns, so I just pinned a lot, sewed slowly [thank you speed control on the new Pfaff] and didn’t do too badly. Good job I’m not a perfectionist... [read more]