Added Dec 16, 2009
London, United K...
This Sunshine blouse is made of some gold silk I got in India and a pattern I drafted myself. I’m quite proud as this is the first pattern I’ve drafted completely on my own with my own idea of how I wanted it.
I’m especially proud of the finish of the bias binding around the neck and key-hole. It came out sooo smooth! The top side is all hand finished. Wherever isn’t bound is all french seams.
I had intended puffier sleeves but didn’t get all the fullness intended into the pattern. Its pretty good though. There is some elastic in the sleeve cuffs to hold the crinkle – its very light fabric.
There is an invisible zip under the arm however I have (re)learned that my shoulders are wider then my bust, so the zip does nothing to help me get in and out of the top. I feel like a fish in a net getting it on and off, but its not impossible.
Thanks to Redoubt for her bias binding tutorial!
Soft silk from India.
Fashion & Trends
Swoon for these gorgeous dresses straight off the runway!
Member Project of the Week
See how just a piece of sheer satin transforms this beginner friendly dress!
Sewing & Techniques
Check out this step-by-step on sewing our wrapped and pleated mini skirt
What do you think of these summery styles?
Check out the debut of this lovely designer style pattern with angular pleats
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.