Saturday, 5 January 2013

BurdaStyle 09/2011 Sleeveless blouse #128

I managed to get my blouse finished today, but I confess that it took me longer to decide on the right pattern than it did to make the blouse.

My biggest problem was the amount of fabric I had to work with.  I purchased the beautiful silk at the same time I bought my lime-green wool cashmere blend, but it was only 1.5 yards at 45" wide which restricted what I could get out of the scant amount of fabric.

After a great deal of deliberation, and searching through my BurdaStyle magazines I finally selected the 2nd garment I have now made from the September 2011 issue in this sleeveless blouse #128.


I traced off the pattern, added my seam allowances, did a fair amount of head-scratching over the collar section but basted everything and tried it on Edna before feeling comfortable enough to sew and after all my efforts this is what I have produced.


You can just make out a small oval green dot that runs through the fabric, matching the green of the jacket perfectly.

You can use the same pattern to extend this and make a dress in the same style which I may do some time in the future.

This is a lovely light blouse, the pure silk feels quit sumptuous, and while I would have liked to have added sleeves as we are in our winter months here, sadly I didn't have enough fabric.  This will be fine wearing the jacket, but also ideal for warmer weather too.

there are no darts to worry about as the pleats create enough fullness to cover the bust area.

Now on to the pants or skirt to complete the outfit.

Catch you later....................

38 comments:

  1. Such a cute blouse - love the style. It looks very nice with your lime green jacket.

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  2. That is a lovely little blouse pattern. Looks good made up in your silk and I am sure it would feel lovely to wear.

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    1. Vicki thank you - yes it does feel lovely against the skin.

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  3. Your blouse turned out beautifully and looks wonderful with that green jacket. Enjoy that lovely silk on skin feeling when you wear it.

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  4. Very nice pattern choice and your finished top is lovely!

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  5. Beeeautiful Pauline.
    I like it very much!
    Terry

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  6. What a wonderful blouse pattern choice for the fabric. And it looks perfect with the jacket. You can wear it in the summer with jeans or pants or a skirt. Perfect year round blouse.

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  7. Looks like a perfect match of pattern and fabric. It's a scrumptious little blouse.

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    1. It turned out much better than I expected - I am starting to love the BurdaStyle patterns (not the tracing or instructions though)

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  8. What a stylish beauty this one is! Great call on the fabric for the pattern...J

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  9. Looks great! Love the fabric, it drapes so much nicer than the one in the Burda magazine picture!

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    1. Thanks Suzy - its a little difficult to press the pleat without having it on the mannequin because that helps with the way it sits

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  10. I love the print and the pattern you used. What a beautiful addition to your wardrobe!

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  11. Beautiful blouse. Yours is so much more classy that the Burda version.

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  12. Beautiful! I just love this blouse pattern, such an interesting neckline.

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  13. I have been admiring this blouse pattern. I was thrilled to see how nice yours looks worn with a jacket. I too have some short lengths of silk fabric I would like to make into summer blouses. I love black and white prints worn with bright colored jackets, like your blouse and jacket combo.

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    1. Thank you Audrey - this is an ideal pattern for smaller pieces of silk.

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  14. Really cute, especially under that jacket!

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    1. thank you - its difficult sometimes finding a blouse that works with a round neck jacket.

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  15. Sharp looking top! Very nicely done.

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  16. Lovely pattern for this fabric. And yet another issue of Burda that I don't have. Next time we see each other I'd like to copy this pattern from you.

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  17. Oh, so classy in silk! I'm a fan of this blouse too! The neck pleats are great!

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