|BurdaStyle Magazine: 11-2013-103 (Back keyhole neck blouse) - Type:Tops |
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|Posted on:||12/1/13 6:31 AM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
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|Fabric:||cotton-voile [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: |
A blouse with a pleated, high crew neck and cuffed sleeves, and the back neckline features a little keyhole for fit.
sizes 36-44, I made a size 36. This is a very loosely fitted top with loads of ease, although the neckline is oddly tightly fitting.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, although I shortened my sleeves to elbow length.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Surprisingly for a Burda pattern the pattern instructions were quite understandable and helpful! Make sure you accurately trace the curved sewing line on the shoulder darts to get a nice rounded finish but apart from that the pattern is very easy and straightforward.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I quite like the pleated neckline and the raglan sleeves with shoulder darts that fall nicely over my shoulders. I didn't like the length of the top - it's too long for a normal top because there was a lot of fabric to tuck in but too short for a tunic.
A thin cotton voile in a small floral print from my stash.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I shortened the sleeves to just below elbow length because I want to wear this during summer. I also added a long loop to the button at the neckline so that the neckband wasn't too tight around my neck. If I make this again I would make the neckband longer so it's more comfortable.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I can see myself making a long sleeved version of this in winter in a soft, draping fabric. I'd definitely recommend this to others, especially beginners - there's minimal fitting required but if you make it from a drapey fabric it will still look flattering, and it has raglan sleeves which are far easier to sew than set in sleeves.
A nice simple pattern that could look really elegant in the right fabric, or casual in another type of fabric. More details in my blog