Added Oct 25, 2007
This is the Emily blouse, view B, with NO modifications at all. I wanted to be sure of my starting point because this is my first shirt and my first Burda Pattern. I followed the instructions precisely having previously consulted Nikki Shell’s “Emily recycled” how-to as well as Mirela’s “sewing a shirt collar with a collar stand” how-to. I am pleased with the results although I was not expecting the shirt to have such a formal feel (and I am not sure it actually suits me!). The collar is a little large to my taste. Next time I would like to make it feel a little blousier – I am thinking of rounding off the collar, not using interfacing, puffing and shortening the sleeves and er somehow adjusting the shoulders to put a gather in… maybe I’ll just find another pattern!
I used what I think is a light cotton but it might be blended because there was a bit of static to it when I got it out of the dryer and I didn’t think pure cotton got static. The buttons are lovely square mother of pearl.
The style is cool and sporty beach wear that can be worn anywhere!
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