Added Nov 18, 2011
London, United K...
This blouse was a really quick make, with only a few seams and minimal closures, so even including some thread tracing and french seams didn’t really lengthen the project time. In other words, it was exactly the sort of project I needed right after a holiday!
Burda 09/2010 #110 is the sleeveless version of this top and one of the, oh, eleven must-sews for me from this September 2010 issue. It’s been one of my absolute favourite issues since the moment it came out, so it was nice to make something other than the cover dress for once!
You can’t see all the details here, but I made this entirely with french seams throughout, as the silk habotai is really very fine and almost sheer. It’s almost lighter than air and is really too lightweight for a top, but I already had my heart set on using it for this pattern. Thankfully the wrap style combined with the folded-over facings means that there’s no see-through problems here at all, but I’ll still mostly use this for layering. The silk is from Ditto Fabrics, and is still available if you’d like some, too. Though I’d recommend it for a luxurious lining rather than a top!
Peach silk habotai from Ditto Fabrics
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