|BurdaStyle Magazine: 07-2010-121 (Ruffled Blouse) - Type:Tops |
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|Reviewed by:||marie elise|
|About marie elise |
|Member since: 6/9/10 |
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|Posted on:||11/16/13 1:28 PM |
|Pattern Photo:|| BurdaStyle Magazine Pattern Info|
|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
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|Fabric:||Cotton [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: |
Unfitted blouse with 3 rows of shoulder ruffles and cut-on sleeves.
I used my standard Burda size 36, fit is as expected per magazine picture.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Not really, as I made several modifications... the ruffles look the same though.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I did not follow them all the way but they were clear.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the ruffles!! and the sleeve design is really great as well. So great I used it twice already.
My first version is a navy cotton with thin white stripes and some stretch. I wanted a professionnal looking blouse, but not the usual one. So I used the stripes horizontally and, well, ruffles!! You get to play with the stripes on the bodice, the sleeve cuffs, the ruffles and the collar!
For the second version I used the upper bodice part in cotton voile, and the lower part is an old t-shirt I really wanted to upcycle. A girl can never have enough giraffes in her life.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I wanted to have a less boxy shape, so I used the horizontal front seam as a shaping seam on the navy blouse. No shaping on the second version as it is more casual.
The blouse only has separate left and front pieces for the upper half ; the lower half is just one block. I made three buttonholes on the upper part. Very easy to just slip on and off.
The second version uses the t-shirt body as the lower part, in one block. The upper part is also just one block. No front/left, no ruffle, no collar, just the cute sleeves.
I had lots of fun playing with this pattern and really recommend it.