NEW BurdaStyle
Best of Blogging List!

Subscribe to our FREE digital newsletter and
receive the new Top 50 Bloggers List for
sewing, fashion and craft enthusiasts!

My version of the Susan blouse

Added Mar 28, 2011

by paranoire

Bochum, Germany






I loved the Susan pattrn form the start and finally got around to use it!

I altered the ruffles, hem and added a sas at the waist for a more feminine fit. I spent about 8-10 hours sewing, because I handstitched all the yoke lining pieces and finished all other seams with french seams. I TRULY and dearly love this blouse. So much, actually, that I’ll make a dress like this soon!

One of the few things I made for myself :) Now with pictures!

Material Notes

1,25 m chiffon, 0,4 m medium/heavy linen and the same amount for the floral patterned cotton lining
3 different kinds of ivory nut buttons




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Classic, Ethnic, Romantic, Steampunk, Vintage
Chiffon, Cotton, Linen

5 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • Trick_or_treating_032_large

    Jun 11, 2012, 04.57 AMby Lela1983

    I love it… I just downloaded this with steampunk in mind and seeing your version makes me very happy!!

  • 243e706940e9ec6ee5590c8d3bfdfce316b1ac98_large

    May 3, 2011, 02.37 PMby amibambini

    This is lovely, I bought the Susan pattern ages ago with the idea of making a dress from it.. you have inspired me to get back to that project!

  • Img_7964_large

    Apr 2, 2011, 08.02 PMby simplyb

    Okay, WOW. This is a great looking blouse!

    1 Reply
    • 92fbd7d46b198b4ebb48ea36089e6ba966c44900_large

      Apr 5, 2011, 11.11 AMby paranoire

      Thank you :)

      I’m very much n love with it, too!

  • 199870_1792043933834_1621722530_1775759_3948911_n_large

    Mar 29, 2011, 12.10 AMby novak-1

    You did a fabulous job!! I LOVE your blouse – it’s nostalgic, romantic, and looks like it would be very comfortable, too. The choice of buttons works perfectly, and the longer length was a great idea. Thanks for posting it :-)

    1 Reply
    • 92fbd7d46b198b4ebb48ea36089e6ba966c44900_large

      Mar 29, 2011, 01.03 PMby paranoire

      Thank you :3

  • Marsha_h_id_large

    Mar 28, 2011, 10.23 PMby tessi

    Your blouse is STUNNING! I love the look of this blouse lengthened, and what you did with the ruffles really adds a lot of style. The fabric combinations are eye-catching, even though the blouse has a “neutral” feel to it. I never would have given the original Susan blouse a second glance. You made me look! If you can, I’d love to see a picture of you wearing it!

    1 Reply
    • 92fbd7d46b198b4ebb48ea36089e6ba966c44900_large

      Mar 29, 2011, 01.02 PMby paranoire

      Thank you, I’ll upload one as soon as I can :)

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 12 people added it

This project is based on