Course Description

Sew Simple Series: Sew Simple the Basic Blouse Design Along

What's next?  After you've drafted, sewn and tested your basic bodice blueprint and you're ready to begin a fashion garment, start with something simple like the basic blouse.  Join Glenda the Good Stitch and follow along with her guidance as you draw the simple features of the basic blouse.  You'll choose from either with or without a collar, learn how to add a button extension, see how to draw the collar and choose whether to have a turn-back or sewn-on facing.  In Glenda's usual manner, all video direction is clear and concise.  I invite you to join!

President Sure-Fit Designs

Glenda Sparling

Since 1982, Glenda has been President of Sure-Fit Designs™, an international company specializing in pattern fitting and designing. Canadian born, her impressive background includes 10 years as a Home Economics educator, plus 36 years in the sewing industry. Based in Eugene, OR, she has traveled extensively in the USA, Canada, Australia, N.Z., and Great Britain showing home seamstresses the ease of achieving excellent pattern fit with the Sure-Fit Designs™ system of pattern fitting and designing. She has authored numerous articles, pattern fitting, designing, fabric embellishment and machine embroidery books for the benefit of home seamstresses worldwide. She has been featured in sewing forums and shows throughout the USA and Australia and is recognized as a leading educator in the sewing industry.

Course curriculum

  • 2

    Lesson #2: Drawing the Blouse Front

    • Lesson #2: Drawing the Blouse Front

    • Video Lesson #2 - Drawing the Blouse Front

    • Blouse Sewing Steps

  • 3

    Lesson #3: Adding Seam Allowances & Drawing the Turn-back Facing

    • Lesson #3: Drawing the Seam Allowances & Turn-back Facing

    • Video Lesson #3 - Adding Seams & Drawing the Turn-Back Facing

  • 4

    Lesson #4: Drawing the Blouse Back

    • Lesson #4: Drawing the Blouse Back

    • Video Lesson #4: Drawing the Blouse Back

  • 5

    Lesson #5: Drawing the Collar

    • Lesson #5: Drawing the Collar

    • Video Lesson #5: Drawing the Collar

  • 6

    Lesson #6: Drawing the Sew-on Facing

    • Lesson #6: Drawing the Sew-on Facing

    • Video Lesson #6: Drawing the Sew-on Facings

  • 7

    Lesson #7: Sleeve Options & Close

Reviews

5 star rating

Glennah Bruff

Excellent instructions and numerous options to try. Just what I needed and excited to try out more options!!!

Excellent instructions and numerous options to try. Just what I needed and excited to try out more options!!!

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Excellent

Patricia Christy

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Basic Blouse Design Along

Dorothy Wheat

Thanks for this sew along. I learn something each time I review one of your courses. Dorothy

Thanks for this sew along. I learn something each time I review one of your courses. Dorothy

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Lesson #2 Bodice front

Heather Holmes

Very good, will be reviewing this later

Very good, will be reviewing this later

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Marie King

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Dorothy Untch

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Monique Robinson

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Very informative

Carol Le Briton

The instructions on how to use the Sure fit Design bodice pattern is outstanding. Glenda took all of the guesswork out of the equasion. She explained every...

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The instructions on how to use the Sure fit Design bodice pattern is outstanding. Glenda took all of the guesswork out of the equasion. She explained everything in an easy way and made understanding simple. I would recommend this course to everyone that is starting out with the Sure Fit Designs patterns. You will not be disappointed. Thank you Glenda for your expertise and making the explanation easy to understand.

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Victoria Tatut

Wonderfully presented

Wonderfully presented

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Judith Kok

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I'm still new and this is great!

Valerie bishop

Hi folks! I haven't drawn my blouse top but have done the skirt kit blueprint. Hope to get to this very soon as I want to keep going with lessons. Glenda doe...

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Hi folks! I haven't drawn my blouse top but have done the skirt kit blueprint. Hope to get to this very soon as I want to keep going with lessons. Glenda does a fabulous job of answering questions that pop up as always.

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Basic Blouse Design Along

Patricia Buis

OH GLENDA, I can't begin to tell you how much I ENJOYED this design along. I have learned so much from it. I know I will never get to come to one of your ...

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OH GLENDA, I can't begin to tell you how much I ENJOYED this design along. I have learned so much from it. I know I will never get to come to one of your retreats. My only hope is that you will CONTINUE them online. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE do a design along on different types of jackets. Thanks for all the videos that you do (I have them all), and I will purchase more as you get them made. Your sewing friend always, Patricia Buis

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Neck, button extension and attached front interfacing

Louise Lafontaine

I have seen this before but when I was actually doing it on my own garment, all sorts of questions came up and I ended up being confused and frustrated. I a...

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I have seen this before but when I was actually doing it on my own garment, all sorts of questions came up and I ended up being confused and frustrated. I am slightly dyslexic and sometimes the brain just doesn't compute like other people's brains... (LOL) Watching this video for a second time, things became much clearer. It is one thing to watch a video, where everything seems clear in your head but it is another to actually be doing the process... So this was a sort of refresher course for me. It answered my questions and explained my confusion. Love these "AHA... ! ! ! " moments.. Thank you Glenda. Well done, once again ! 😊

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Basic blouse design along

Marcia Dumas

This course is thorough on using the Sure Fit Master Dress pattern. A great explanation of how to draw off the pattern and why to follow the sequential steps...

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This course is thorough on using the Sure Fit Master Dress pattern. A great explanation of how to draw off the pattern and why to follow the sequential steps. I hesitated to purchase when reading primarily for new customers, but since I know I always learn from new presentations I ordered anyway. What a wise choice I made. Glenda has a very positive teaching style and answers questions before you need to even ask, such as how much to add for button extension allowance. Clear videos, detailed explanations, and useful handouts make this class well worth the small investment for the class. If I had one wish granted, it would be to attend an in-person one on one class with Glenda. This class has enabled me to do the next best thing. Thank you, Glenda, for offering this class. You deserve a 5 star rating. Marcia

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Basic Blouse Design Along

Darlene Smith-Gianelli

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Basic Blouse Design Along

Gayle Young-Monroe

This course is very helpful. I like the attention to detail, the concise and simple instructions. I can't wait to make my first blouse. Gayle Young-Monroe...

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This course is very helpful. I like the attention to detail, the concise and simple instructions. I can't wait to make my first blouse. Gayle Young-Monroe Atlanta, GA

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Lea Cooks

As usual Mrs Glenda is perfect. Lea

As usual Mrs Glenda is perfect. Lea

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Very helpful

Leslie Jones

Very clearly explained, thank you

Very clearly explained, thank you

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Basic Blouse making sense

lynn white

As always, Glenda does a superb job of explaining what she is doing and why. This course, even though I have made several garments, explained and helped in s...

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As always, Glenda does a superb job of explaining what she is doing and why. This course, even though I have made several garments, explained and helped in several areas that I just hadn't gotten perfect. It helped to see it done in a very concise easy way. Great beginner or intermediate course.

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Basic Blouse Design Along

Lesley Innes

Have never had such clear instruction and looking forward to start when I receive my package from your South African Distributor. Now that I am older and n...

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Have never had such clear instruction and looking forward to start when I receive my package from your South African Distributor. Now that I am older and not a standard size or shape have had difficulty getting a good fit and professional finish. Thank you Glenda

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