Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Burda World of Fashion 1/2008 #107 Blouse


Pattern Review

Pattern: Burda World of Fashion 1/2008 #107


Description: Vertical, horizontal and diagonal stripes catapult a classic blouse into the trendy league and make the saucy big-inset really stand out. (Description from magazine)

Sizing: 34 to 42, I made a 38

Instructions: Okay, a bit worse for BWOF on this one. Piece #5 right buttonhole band, where do you put that? Then piece #9 tab goes on the front band (#4) with piece #5 but I sure couldn’t figure it out from the directions. So, I left of right front band and put the tab on the back. Thought it was a nice detail.

Here is a close-up of the tab on the front band:


Here is where I put my tab:

Likes/Dislikes: I like the style of the blouse, the fit and the play with the stripes. Also, the collar band was a nice feature. If I make this again, I might round the front of the collar band a bit. The collar band is wide. Dislike was the instructions. Also, I am not thrilled with my buttons but I can live with them. I wish I had another place to shop for buttons other than Joann’s. I used bigger buttons than the picture, I liked the way this size looked on my front band.


Changes: I added 2” to the length of the front and back and sleeves. I wish I had added another ½” to ¾” on the sleeves. I left off the button on the front band right next to the collar band. I would not be using this one and liked the look without the buttonhole and button.


Fabric: A cotton with polyester blend shirting form Wal-Mart, $1 a yard.

Conclusion: A great blouse that goes together beautifully and is a bit different than a standard blouse. I think I might make #108. a short sleeve version of this blouse, with some changes. I have a great red and white stripe shirting.



Here's a picture I shared earlier before buttons, you can see the vertical and horizontal stripes




Back of blouse, love the shaping of the back: Front of blouse:

I have been doing quite a bit of sewing, so maybe I can update my blog with pictures over the next few days.

15 comments:

  1. Nice work! The stripes really make the most of the design.

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  2. Yes, those stripes are wonderful for this pattern. Great job.

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  3. Great job with the stripes!!!

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  4. That third last photo is beautiful! Good job.

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  5. Beautiful shirt! I love the bib style.

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  6. Very nice shirt! I like the shape of it and the stripes. Very fun. :)

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  7. I love the shaping on this blouse - you did a fantastic job (look at those stripes!). :-)

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  8. Oh wow! That is impressive. You did a terrific job. LOVE IT! The tab on the back is a cute touch.

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  9. I like where you put the tab - unexpected and it works.

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  10. Love this blouse, what a terrific job you did...hmmm...I have this great stripe fabric I got from Timmel fabrics...yes, inspiration!

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  11. Great looking shirt. Love the detail changes that you made.

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  12. Love this! I bet it looks great on you too.

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  13. I love this blouse. Great job! Wow, I keep scrolling back up t look at them. Love the bib on this. Nice job.

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  14. Really cute shirt and the tab on the back is a nice detail that adds to this shirt!

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