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Friday, 18 May 2018

My First Rebecca Page Love: The Madison Blouse

It was a cold Canadian winter day last year when I stumbled upon a picture of a blouse that wasn't normally a style I would wear..but it looked so fancy and pretty.
It was a love at first sight.

It was the Madison Blouse by Mummykins & Me (now known as Rebecca Page Patterns). 

Part of the allure was the cute bow, the other part was the flowiness of the fabric.



It is also part of The Blouse Collection - 4 patterns for one price (40% off regular price!!) - click on the blouse to bring up my blog posts for each blouse!
- Very Vintage Blouse- Madison Blouse
- Brielle Blouse
- Riviera Ruffle Blouse





What options does it come with?
- Blouse or dress length
- Collar or Tie
- False Bow option
- Wide or Narrow Bow
- Short or long sleeves (with a puff option too!)
- Ladies, Girls, and 18" Doll versions

The buttons at the front were indimidating, and to be honest, the first ones I sewed with my Husqvarna Viking Emerald (aka plain Jane sewing machine). By the third button, I had the hang of how my machine made button holes.

I really love the front and back yokes - it really gives it that professional touch and appeal. The collar is also different and nice on its own or with the tie.




Hard at work!

For me, I opted for short puff sleeves with the wide neck tie, shirt length for my first Madison, and regular short sleeve with the plain collar for my second.

I wouldn't be able to pull off the dress length. Well...oh my - I can pull it off with a sash!  I'll add that project to my list *sigh*.

I took my time and followed all of the instructions, made sure my fabric was right or wrong side up when required, and I think I only had to rip out a handful of stitches due to lack of concentration.

I sewed it up using mainly the sewing machine method with hidden seams...sort of. I got a bit confused with the hidden seams at times, and just followed the serger method with a zig zag stitch method.

Keep in mind, I'd had 2 months of sewing clothing regularly, and will still getting the terminology.

I recently sewed up the Brielle Blouse and successfully sewed the hidden seams without cursing or making BIG EYES at my machine.





I always get compliments when I wear my Madison - and people are surprised that I made it! It really gives me a sense of pride every day I choose to put her on.



Sassy Madison ready for WICC (Women in Insurance...something something Pancake Breakfast)

Puppy Fynn loves Madison (and Me) Too!  

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