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butterscotch blouse

Added Apr 8, 2010

by Zyanya Walker

Sydney, Australia






sketched and drafted this blouse myself after inspiration from 1940s fashions. It has a heart shaped yoke with pleats on the bodice part. the lower section is a semi-circle attached at the wait. it has a keyhole in the back with a nice button and there is also ties to pull it in at the waist. It started out as a dress with a hemline in the middle of my thighs but because i cant pull the waist of it in (because it makes the pleats open up too much) it felt too frumpy to i made it a blouse which will hopefully be more wearable. I made it about 2 months ago and still haven’t worn it, i think also cos the colour was a bit too blah as a dress.

Material Notes

butterscotch crepe mmmm




Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Romantic, Vintage

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    Nov 5, 2010, 11.17 AMby fifilina

    this is so beautiful! the cut is so flattering, it falls so perfectly from the waist

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    Aug 5, 2010, 07.51 AMby smalldose

    what the…you’re AMAZING! new favorite burda styler..sheesh.

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    May 8, 2010, 03.47 AMby 00001

    Beautiful design ;)

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    Apr 12, 2010, 09.32 AMby anniekmcn

    It is so beautiful! I am definitely going to get hold of hte sloper pieces but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE put a how to or a pattern up to show how you altered it. Such a cute design!

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    Apr 12, 2010, 04.24 AMby hellagabrielle

    This is one of the most exciting designs I’ve seen on burdastyle. Really lovely, great job.

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    Apr 11, 2010, 10.07 AMby craziemirrie

    It’s so cute! And you drafted it yourself- you’re very talented. Well done :)

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    Apr 11, 2010, 09.38 AMby onegoodapple

    Oh this is beautiful!

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    Apr 10, 2010, 06.09 AMby Zyanya Walker

    thank you so much for all the lovely comments! If you want to make a blouse similar all you will need is a bodice sloper and sleeve sloper. I will create a drawing which shows you where you make the adjustments to create the pattern for yourself. check back soon :) I learnt to make my sloper (and a bunch of other handy skills) from it is a really great site. or you could download one of the standard sized ones off this site but a custom made one is definitely worth the effort.

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    Apr 9, 2010, 07.13 PMby hasi

    This is really creative and well done. I love the colour. It suits you!!

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    Apr 9, 2010, 05.43 PMby kristin lacuesta

    so nice…i hope you can share me the pattern if you don’t mind..:)

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    Apr 9, 2010, 03.21 PMby Natalia *

    I love this blouse. I agree the colour may be too overpowering for a whole dress, but I think it looks great the way made it. Did you use a particular pattern? I would really love to make something with a heart shaped yoke -it looks really lovely. Maybe a how-to?! : )

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    Apr 9, 2010, 02.33 PMby threadsquare

    Very cute! I think turning it into a blouse was a great idea…so sweet looking.

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    Apr 9, 2010, 02.32 PMby mirandabananahat

    Wow, this is so beautiful! I would LOVE to see this as a pattern. Truly unique! Great job.

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    Apr 9, 2010, 10.25 AMby madeleinefashion

    awww this is sooo cute. i love it so much. the shape and lines are beautiful! xoxox

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    Apr 9, 2010, 04.32 AMby allygally

    I love this! Would love to see the pattern!

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    Apr 8, 2010, 09.29 PMby Daniel Parker

    ohhhh my word, I love this. Who loves pleats….. this dude! nicely done this is fabulous

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    Apr 8, 2010, 08.45 PMby emily-marie

    this top is soooo super cute. glad you showed restraint and made it all in one fabric.

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    Apr 8, 2010, 07.38 PMby mo-mo-sew-sew

    so adorable!!! you HAVE GOT TO MAKE A PATTERN FOR US!!! OH PRETTY PLEASE!!!!

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    Apr 8, 2010, 06.50 PMby laugh434

    This is beautiful! Any chance you might post a pattern?

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    Apr 8, 2010, 06.07 PMby susanne2011

    That’s great! Very beautiful blouse, I’m impressed you designed it yourself. It is not something you would find in the store, and that’s why I love it. You should wear it more often!

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    Apr 8, 2010, 04.05 PMby amibambini

    You must wear this out, because people will ask you where you got such an amazing, unique top and you will be able to smile and say ‘oh, I made this myself.’ It’s beautiful.

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    Apr 8, 2010, 03.02 PMby frankiesoup

    I love this – especially the pleats and the heart-shaped yoke! I think the colour is fabulous too – would look great with an aubergine purple!

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    Apr 8, 2010, 02.25 PMby alden

    I love it! amazing job!

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    Apr 8, 2010, 02.18 PMby iljalamalice

    that is so beautiful. i love it. nice colour too (even though you don’t like it..) :)

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    Apr 8, 2010, 12.10 PMby edithsinger

    That’s beautiful. The detail and fit are a breath of fresh air.

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    Apr 8, 2010, 11.08 AMby nellekejasmijn

    so pretty :)

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    Apr 8, 2010, 11.03 AMby mary26

    Soooo sweet! – Love it. You should wear it :)

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    Apr 8, 2010, 10.37 AMby oddoneout

    This is so pretty! and such a unique design! i want one :)

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    Apr 8, 2010, 10.02 AMby suzetewilliams


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