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Posted on:4/29/14 2:01 AM
Project Photo:BurdaStyle Magazine: 07-2010-121 by Anne Cherry

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Pattern Rating:Great Wardrobe Builder
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Fabric:Cotton  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description: This is a short sleeved, buttoned blouse, with cut-on sleeves and a mandarin collar. The ruffles on the shoulders are three strips of fabric, one sewn on the shoulder seam and the other two sewn either side of the shoulder seam.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Similar...but I changed a few things. See below.

Were the instructions easy to follow? They were OK.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The ruffles! Though, as noted on my blog they perhaps look a little lettuce-like in this green fabric!

Fabric Used: Cotton voile. Very light and airy!

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
- eliminated the seam across the bust; just taped the pattern pieces together.
- cut the ruffle strips on the bias, and dispensed with trying to make tiny hems on them. They are lighter and rufflier this way - and don't ravel, since they are bias cut.
- removed the seam allowance from the neck line and sleeve edges and attached bias binding strips rather than the mandarin collar and sleeve bands.
- pleated the sleeves, rather than gathering.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? This is my second version...it is quite distinctive, so probably will be awhile before I make another.

Conclusion: It's different! And a bit of fun.

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Dilliander said...
Fabulous, definitely fun and it looks great on you!
4/29/14 2:30 AM
mm said...
Beautifully sewn blouse in a lovely fabric.
4/29/14 3:25 AM
supizoo said...
Lovely! I don't know why I haven't made this yet, I have the issue of Burda mag, and each time I see it I am reminded I should make it. I am now putting on my wish list so I don't forget again. Thanks. Oh and thank you for the tip regarding bias ruffles.
4/29/14 4:18 AM
velosewer said...
You look amazing in this blouse!
4/29/14 7:03 AM
velosewer said...
You look amazing in this blouse!
4/29/14 7:03 AM
frame said...
Very cute.
4/29/14 8:09 AM
MrsCharisma said...
Fantastic!!
4/29/14 8:48 AM
ArtAttack said...
This is SO cute and different! I love it on you and you're photos are super great, too. I really like the changes you made.
4/29/14 10:29 AM
SewWil said...
Super cute blouse! Your changes worked out well.
4/29/14 11:01 AM
AnneMarie60 said...
Love it! Great fabric choice, too. I never thought about taping the pattern pieces together to eliminate the seam. Great idea.
4/29/14 5:04 PM
Danvillegirl said...
I like this blouse. The shoulder ruffles give it a nice design touch.
4/30/14 5:21 AM
tiadia said...
Like I said on your blog: I LOVE!!!! this blouse!
4/30/14 3:31 PM
 
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