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silk sleeveless 09/2011 blouse

Added May 4, 2012

by jennifersteele






After seeing a couple of these in the blogosphere, I decided to whip one up in some silk I had just bought. It was a pretty easy sew, I’m a beginner, and the only trouble I had was with the silk shifting (it’s pretty light and stretchy on the bias). I took in the sides an inch or two around the waist to make it a bit fitted. I also disregarded the bias tape instructions, I followed sewaholic’s tutorial where she folds the bias tape under to make a finished edge, and no tape showing on the outside.

It’s quite lowcut, so next time I’ll raise the neckline a couple inches, as is I wear a tank under it for work.

Material Notes

100% silk of some sort. Flimsy.




Garment Type

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    May 6, 2012, 01.33 PMby Fiedlerin

    Oh, I have some silk fabric that I might use. I feel you one the “shifting” of the fabric. It drives me up the wall.

    Did you iron your fabric before you started sewing? The fabric I have has some major wrinkles in it and I don’t know how to get it out. The internet is no help, either, they suggest anything from high heat and steam to low heat and no steam at all under a thick white towel.

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      May 6, 2012, 09.40 PMby jennifersteele

      I did iron it first, I used a medium setting on my iron and steam, for tough wrinkles you can try pressing with a damp press cloth (towel) as well. I’d test out any method on a small piece, or corner of the material to make sure you don’t burn it.

      Also, I found a rotary cutter and mat made a huge difference for cutting it out, I am hopeless with slippery fabrics and scissors.

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    May 5, 2012, 05.33 PMby Kovu

    Thank you!

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    May 5, 2012, 10.27 AMby fuzzyg

    Looks great, and I agree with the bias tape thing. But really, you should always raise Burda’s necklines by at least an inch if you work in the US :-). It’s a shame to have to wear a cami under what should have been a very comfortable blouse for hot weather.

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      May 6, 2012, 09.41 PMby jennifersteele

      Thanks Fuzzy, that’s good to know about the Burda patterns. I even made a muslin of this one, but when I’m standing it’s ok, it’s just if I sit or bend over, the button is too low and the blouse gapes.

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    May 4, 2012, 03.39 PMby Kovu

    it looks great! could you put a link to this sewaholic’s tutorial…..please!

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