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Pattern Reviews> BurdaStyle Magazine> 04-2007-125 (Tie-front empire blouse)

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Posted on:4/19/07 5:19 PM
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Emi1yKate said... (7/16/07 8:58 PM) Reply
SS, you are a lifesaver with that photo of the inside of the placket-tie join. I have been going insane.
Erica B. said... (5/13/07 5:43 PM) Reply
Very pretty!
cathy45 said... (5/10/07 9:53 AM) Reply
Beautiful blouse and with the skirt it makes a stunning outfit.
Zaneta said... (5/10/07 5:23 AM) Reply
Just gorgeous!! Thanks for a brilliant review..
Liana said... (5/10/07 1:15 AM) Reply
This is really cute. If you try it again, why don't you Make a fold across the neckline to raise it, then put the cap sleeves back as they were to start with, and add in the removed length below the tie area if you need to. It's a great style on you, but it is awfully low.
blue mooney said... (5/9/07 7:24 PM) Reply
Extreeeemely cute and hip! looks more appealing than the magazine photo!
Sherril Miller said... (5/9/07 6:01 PM) Reply
With the skirt, this makes a great 2-piece dress. The cami works perfectly to keep your modesty.
dbsewer said... (5/9/07 2:12 PM) Reply
Well, I think this blouse is so cute and it looks adorable on you. If you made it again you could always redraw the neck a bit higher. The fabric is very pretty and I think you did a great job on this.
bunz said... (5/9/07 1:42 PM) Reply
This is a really beautiful blouse! Hope you find a camisole so you can get good use of it :-)
crisford said... (4/21/07 10:19 AM) Reply
Very nice job, this is so cute! I found out about the low necklines with my first Burda top, and now I always raise them on the pattern before cutting. I don't have cleavage, but even if I did, I would not feel comfortable wearing such a low top. It is useful, though, to have an assortment of different colors of stretch camisoles!
LorelleD said... (4/21/07 5:19 AM) Reply
Such a pretty top. Its a shame its too low at the front. I hope you find a camisole to suit it so as you can wear it.
Annette1 said... (4/21/07 0:57 AM) Reply
Very helpful review, and I love your blouse. I hope you can find a camisole to wear under it. It's just too pretty to let go.
mrspenguin said... (4/20/07 11:28 AM) Reply
It's a really stylish blouse. You did a great job.
Beve said... (4/20/07 10:05 AM) Reply
I love your blouse, and the fabric you made it in. I bet it looks great on you..don't give up on it!
Hilary said... (4/20/07 10:05 AM) Reply
oops dbl post!
Hilary said... (4/20/07 10:04 AM) Reply
What a cute blouse! It's a shame its so low cut, but I am sure you can find (or make!) a suitable cami for modesty's sake..maybe you could even sew in a camisole "dicky", or modesty panel I've heard some call it. Thanks for the warning on this! I hope you can find a way to wear it!
Marji said... (4/20/07 9:08 AM) Reply
well, it's awfully cute on your dress form, and I love the design and was planning on making it. Thank you very much for the heads up.
Nancy K said... (4/20/07 7:46 AM) Reply
It is a lovely blouse and you did a great job of sewing with bad instructions, but you like almost everyone else who sews this type of Bwof top complains that they are lower than they looked on the model. Why I can't say but I have had the same problem and usually try to raise the cf to fix this.
OP Gal said... (4/20/07 7:30 AM) Reply
Oh so lovely. I think a camisole will solve the plunging neckline problem and you'll have a lovely skirt and top to wear under your blue jacket. Very informative review. Thanks.
BillieJean said... (4/20/07 6:45 AM) Reply
I've drooled over this too. I'm sorry to hear it's so low in front. Glancing at the pattern pieces, I'm not sure how to remedy that. In our Texas summers, wearing a cami under everything is just not the answer. So I'll have to try to figure out how to raise the neckline, too.l Thanks for the review.
Sigrid. said... (4/20/07 3:56 AM) Reply
Very nice blouse, I like the fabric too! And agree with the idea of a cami underneath. Must look lovely.
Leora said... (4/20/07 0:22 AM) Reply
Too pretty! Hope you find a cami and wear this blouse.
Mufffet said... (4/19/07 10:47 PM) Reply
Lori V said... (4/19/07 9:54 PM) Reply
Beautiful blouse, I love the style and the fabric.
Frogstitcher said... (4/19/07 8:53 PM) Reply
You know, you could always wear this top as it is while camel riding in the desert. :-) I think you'll be pleasantly surprised once you find/make a camisole to wear under just how wearable it will turn out to be. Thanks for test driving the pattern for the rest of us.
Sherril Miller said... (4/19/07 8:42 PM) Reply
That's a very nice blouse. I was concerned abut the modesty factor too. I think a cami is the perfect solution.
slanden99 said... (4/19/07 8:05 PM) Reply
Beautiful blouse--looks perfect. Definitely get a camisole so you can wear it. I bet it'll get worn often
Vonnevo said... (4/19/07 7:58 PM) Reply
Beautiful blouse and one of my favourites from BWOF 04 07. Thank you for an excellent review.
Sew4Fun said... (4/19/07 7:47 PM) Reply
Cute blouse. I hope you find a suitable cami so you can wear it. I'm 5'4" and I find I need to raise most necklines on patterns like this drafted for 5'6" height. At 5'2" you may need to do the same.
CarolynGM said... (4/19/07 7:46 PM) Reply
It's incredibly cute on your dress form. I hope you can find a suitable camisole so that you can wear it.
fuzzygalore said... (4/19/07 6:42 PM) Reply
Oh, I've been drooling on this pattern too. Looks like I'll need to bring up the knot about 8" :-).. Thanks.
Christina Sonja said... (4/19/07 6:13 PM) Reply
The print of the fabric and the style of blouse really complement each other. I think it'll look just fine with a camisole underneath and do post a pic of that!
Heatherrique said... (4/19/07 5:49 PM) Reply
It is a very pretty top! I hate for you not to wear it and just abandon it! Could you possible wear a tank or camisole underneath for the non Jennifer Lopez look?
Shikisew said... (4/19/07 5:45 PM) Reply
I'm sorry you can't wear it right away because of the plunging neckline because it looks super chic!
Kay Y said... (4/19/07 5:45 PM) Reply
I have plans to make this one and your pictures simply confirm that it's a good choice. I will try to figure out a way to raise that neckline however...
Elona said... (4/19/07 5:33 PM) Reply
The blouse may be a bit scandalous, but it's mighty cute!
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