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European plus size 44 - 52
Although the sleeves look like normal set-in sleeves, they are actually attached like raglan sleeves. The side seams are sewn, but not the shoulder seams. The sleeve has its seam on the top rather than under the arm. This makes the armhole seam look somewhat like the letter "u". The sleeve is attached to the armhole. Finally, the shoulder seam and the upper sleeve seam are sewn in a continuous seam. It's been a long time since I've sewn raglan sleeves and I didn't make the connection until I was almost finished with the second sleeve.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I wanted a button front long sleeved blouse, but a little different. I liked the dart placement on this blouse and the sleeves did not gather into a cuff the way most of my long sleeve blouses do.
I'm not sure, but the fabric behaves like challis. It gets very wrinkled, so it probably doesn't have a lot of synthetic fibers.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
In my case, this section should be called "Pattern alteration or any design changed you SHOULD HAVE made." I'm usually very satisfied with the fit I get from BurdaStyle patterns so I make very few alterations. But, if I make this blouse again, I'll shorten the sleeves by an inch or two. This blouse fits a little more loosely than I expected. Maybe, I loosing weight.
My newest goal is to make more garments from current BurdaStyle Magazines and not rely of issues from the early 2000s. When I first decided to make a long-sleeved blouse, I recalled a blouse from a 2008 issue. Luckily, I looked through my index and ignored the issues before 2012.