Monday, July 20, 2009

Pattern Review - Burda 5/2009 #110





Description: This blouse is 110A and 110B. 110A is on page 10 of the May 2009 issue and its description is: Delicate batiste, waist darts and an empire seam beautifully transform a shirt into your favorite summer blouse.

110B is on page 23 and this description: Be it walking through the desert or cycling to work, this shirt blouse can take quite a beating and yet still look great. Front and back waist tucks give it a most interesting shape.

The only difference I see between the two is the cutting layout. 110B has you cut the front band and cuffs on the bias.

Sizing: 36 to 46, I made a 38

Instructions: The instructions were very good, especially for Burda Magazine. I did use my notes from my shirtmaking class on Pattern Review to help with the sleeve vents.

Likes/Dislikes: Well, I am on the empire shirt kick, so this was an interesting blouse with wonderful details. I really like how it looks on me, much better than on the dressform.

I also liked how well the entire blouse went together, sleeves eased perfectly, everything matched up , it was a joy to sew.

Changes: I planned on cutting the front band on the bias, but due to fabric limitations, I cut it on the crossgrain which is fine for this blouse.

The only change was adding 1” to the sleeve length, well, next blouse I will be adding another inch. It just is a bit short, notice all the models have the sleeves rolled up, this might be the reason.

Fabric: A lightweight linen from Joann’s, pretty color but very see-through, I will have to wear it with a cami or use the 110B look.

Conclusion: A very pretty blouse with unusual styling. I am going to see how much I wear this one and if I like it half as much as I think I will, then I will make 2 more. One in white and one in cream.

Bodice gathers and tuck details.


back tucks




Front view




Side view of the front, the color is most true in this picture.









21 comments:

  1. This is an awesome blouse. Wish I could get the pattern. It would look great on my dd. I don't subscribe to BWOF.

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  2. I love it. This pattern is definitely on my list. I can't wait to see it on you.

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  3. Great review, and great looking shirt. I have this on my list, and your review has encouraged me to move it up!

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  4. Nice shirt. I believe Bunny is making this one also.

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  5. Pretty blouse! I'd really like to sew this myself having seen yours. I'm glad you reviewed it because I don't ever remember seeing it in BWOF. How sad is that?! The BWOF's keep coming every month with so many patterns that I can't keep up. Great job!

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  6. I really really like this blouse styling. What attracts? The seam under the bust allows you to wear it left out without looking too shapeless. Alternatively it can be tucked in without looking baggy. Its on my must sew soon list (ever growing and would take 3 lifetimes to complete).

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  7. Lovely shirt, I like the details very much. Must have given this issue not my full attention (yet).

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  8. I think your striped version is much prettier than the plaid version in the magazine. You gotta love those BWOF details! Great looking shirt.

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  9. Your shirt is so fresh and pretty!

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  10. Very pretty! I just might be inclined to give Burda a try :-)

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  11. Me too, totally missed this one. You are truly the queen of shirts and tops, Lori.

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  12. Janice in Camas10:08 AM

    Great looking shirt. Really love the striped linen. I've been thinking about trying this one -- now I'm sure. Regarding the sleeves -- I've NEVER found a pattern (or RTW, for that matter) with long enough sleeves (I must be some kind of freak) so I would never notice that, I'd just lengthen from the get-go. And for a summer top (as shown in the mag), I'd always roll them up anyway.

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  13. Nice shirt and great job on it! I really like this style of shirt lately, too.

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  14. cute shirt. i wish BWOF came in smaller sizes...

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  15. That is a great shirt. I would love to see it on you to see how long it is. Love the color and the stripes. g

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  16. Love this blouse. So cute.

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  17. Great new top - and I agree definitely the Queen of Tops!

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  18. this is a great shirt, I would have never noticed it!

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  19. Such a great basic! I love the styling, and I love that you did it in a linen-y fabric for summer. Nicely done, Lori!

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  20. That's a fabulous blouse: the pattern and the fabric.

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