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BLOUSE FITTING CLASSES The 1st class is for fitting the muslin shell. You do not need to bring your sewing machine to the first class. The remaining 2 classes are for taking the fitted shell and making a garment. Do bring your sewing machine and basic sewing supplies to these classes. Fitting Class Date: Tue June 21 Time: 6:00 - 9:00PM Sewing Class Dates: Tue June 28 & July 5 Time: 6:00 – 9:00PM Place: Catheys Sew and Vac, 8700 N. Oracle, Tucson, AZ 85704 Phone: 797-7177 Cost: $75 for all 4 classes + $16 for pattern Instructor: Rose Skelly Instructor Phone: 797-7177 or 490-3417 C Guidelines for Making a Blouse Muslin **Read carefully. This is a different way for choosing the correct size. It is about what you like and not what the major pattern companies think you should want! 1. Measure several favorite blouses you have in your closet and find out the blouse’s bust circumference you like. This measurement will include ease. Do not measure your bust. 2. Choose 1 of the following Silhouette patterns: 475, 575, 600, 650, 675, or 700. 3. Using the blouse circumference you have measured, choose the size on the back of the Silhouette pattern. The measurements on the Silhouette patterns include ease and are finished garment measurements, not body measurements. 4. Within each size, choose the cup size that corresponds to your bra cup size. I highly recommend getting a bra fitting to make sure you are wearing the correct size bra. It’s amazing the difference the right bra makes. 5. You only cut out the fronts, backs, and one sleeve. Add 1” extra at each side seam, for a total of 4 extra inches. Remember this does not change the stitching lines. There’s just extra fabric for styling purposes. 6. The seam allowances are 3/8”. Do not read the pattern instructions inside the envelope. Do not make any other changes unless you talk to me first. 7. Lay out the pattern tissue on the muslin and cut out. 8. Mark the stitching lines at the side seams and shoulders. Mark the center front. 9. Machine baste (6.0 or longest stitch length) darts. Do not backstitch. 10. Machine baste on stitching lines, the side seams, and shoulders. Machine baste the sleeve seam but do not sew to the blouse. Do not backstitch. Class Supplies: The muslin blouse and extra muslin fabric Swedish Tracing Paper Scissors and glass head pins French Curve (Design Styling Ruler) Tape measure 6” metal seam gauge Pattern weights Fabric marking pen Specialty presser feet – Edge Joining/Narrow Edge, Edge Stitching/Top Stitch, Sew-on Button General sewing notions Sewing machine will probably not be needed for 1st class but will be needed for all other class times. Sergers are welcome too!
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