Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Vest-Type Blouse Can Become Jacket

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Vest-Type Blouse Can Become Jacket

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Dear Eunice Farmer: I have fallen in love with a vest-type blouse pattern and wonder if it could be used for a lightweight jacket as well.

It can, but it depends on the weight of the fabric and the fit of the blouse. Butterick 3510 is a wonderful vest-type blouse that could be used as a lightweight jacket for a two-piece dress. It features four different necklines and three different sleeves. Don't overfit if you are using it for a jacket.

Incidentally, this pattern, which looks like a vest, is perfect to wear under a regular jacket for the "vest look."

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Dear Eunice Farmer: What is the best way to press seams in satin? I am making my daughter's wedding gown for an early fall wedding, and I'm afraid the seams will show when I press them open.

Satin must be treated very gently, as must all fabrics of that type, including taffeta. First, press the seams together just as you have stitched them. This might be enough pressing. I have found that formal fabrics used in expensive gowns almost look as if they haven't been pressed. …

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