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For this article I used Indygo Junction's Garden Party Pullover pattern to stitch a warm weather blouse.
In my Classic, Chic, and Timeless article you'll find lots of stitching tips and pattern pointers, including "how to" steps for creating the color block sections. Feel free to substitute your own favorite combination of high contrast colors. The main idea here is to use darker colors for the side and sleeves. The result is a slimming, "fool the eye" figure enhancement trick.
This pattern is designed for knits and knits can vary in stretch factor. To fine-tune the fit I added an inch of ease to the arm muscle area of the sleeves, a common alteration for me. For the rest of the pattern I went by my usual bust, waist, and hip measurements. The Today's Fit pattern group has an entirely different sizing standard when compared with a typical Vogue pattern. In my experience Sandra's Today's Fit patterns run true to size. Aside from great innovative styling, that's another reason I like them. Plus, inside the pattern you'll find special tips written by Sandra herself.
Isn't that why many of us love to sew . . . we get "WHAT we want, WHEN we want it, HOW we want it" . . . and gain something unique and special at the same time!