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Silk Twill Blouse

Added Dec 1, 2009

by erdronen

Cincinnati, Ohio...






I made this using a manequim pattern- found here .

I love how it turned out! The instructions were in portuguese, though, and translating them was pretty much a disaster, so I just translated only what I absolutely had to, and winged the rest :) And to think I almost learned portuguese in college! Should have followed through with it!

This is part of my wardrobe contest entry for pattern review. CLICK HERE for more :)

Material Notes

silk/cotton blend twill from Fabric Mart




Garment Type



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    Feb 19, 2010, 10.15 PMby nglalala

    Thanks for the info!

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    Feb 18, 2010, 10.20 PMby nglalala

    Great top! I’m glad I came across your version. This pattern is currently in my queue for spring, but I wasn’t sure about the sizing. Is their sizing the same as the Burda sizing? Thanks!

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      Feb 19, 2010, 09.48 PMby erdronen

      Yes, I used my regular burda size, but it was just a bit small (I like the fit, but it’s difficult to get in to). You may want to size up 1. Also, it only comes in sizes 38 & 42 just so you’re aware. Good luck!

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    Jan 19, 2010, 04.40 AMby jkinsey

    Goodness! So pretty! I love the paisley and the ruffles.

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    Dec 21, 2009, 03.36 AMby camilaustral

    you look very very nice!! i dowloaded that pattern, but i’m not sure i’m a blouse kind of girl hehe

    how was the sizing?

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      Dec 21, 2009, 04.11 PMby erdronen

      Thank you so much! I much prefer knits to blouses, but I love how this turned out :) I found it true to size, although I graded down to a 34. It’s a bit difficult to get into because of the side zipper, and it’s slim (and my fabric had no stretch). I like the way it fits though. Normally I have to take tops in around the waist, and didn’t have to here!

      Things to watch out for: the length- I lengthened 2" and it’s still too short! Also, lengthen the ruffle piece 3-4". The ends are supposed to meet in the middle, but mine don’t! The dart placement was a bit high on me as well, so watch that. Good luck! I recommend a muslin :)

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    Dec 2, 2009, 08.50 AMby pascaleclaudine

    Très chic, Madame!

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    Dec 2, 2009, 08.41 AMby jd98

    it’s a lovely blouse Liz. Have you almost finished your wardrobe? Good luck for the contest

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    Dec 2, 2009, 07.39 AMby juebejue

    this looks great! i really like the neckline. i love your photos, they always have such nice surroundings! do you live on a farm?

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      Dec 2, 2009, 11.17 AMby erdronen

      Thank you so much! No- how cool would that be? I live close to the city, but my mom works on the farm where these pictures were taken. It’s absolutely gorgeous! I also take some pictures at my parents’ house sometimes, and they have some perfect spots!

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    Dec 1, 2009, 08.40 PMby ichigogirl

    Oh, it’s a lovely blouse! And great work translating the instructions and winging it… I’ve been browsing their patterns (I love them) but havn’t had the guts to try them yet…. I’m impressed!

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    Dec 1, 2009, 05.50 PMby scheryka

    Very chic. I tried that site and oh well. Well not I might go back. Might. I only speak English and enough Spanish to get by in a simple conversation. :? Oh yeah. I just went to the site again…Now I know why I was discouraged agin! The patterns are jumbled. Am I supposed to undo the jumble? I can probably go it alone with out directions but I will most def need to get those pieces unscrewd. HEEELLLLPPPP!

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    Dec 1, 2009, 05.07 PMby erdronen

    Thank you ladies! Just fyi, if you’re looking at making this top, there are a few alterations you’ll need, and if you have any questions about translation, just let me know. Check out my pattern review for more info :)

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    Dec 1, 2009, 04.28 PMby xnickerxje

    Love the look of this top!

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    Dec 1, 2009, 04.01 PMby ghainskom

    Cute! I have this pattern saved. I like the new hair-do too :)

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    Dec 1, 2009, 02.46 PMby anajan

    Cute! I’ve spotted the same pattern, maybe I’ll try it out soon.

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    Dec 1, 2009, 02.38 PMby badyan

    Beautiful! I love the collar and the fabric. Well done!

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    Dec 1, 2009, 02.07 PMby jazzmin

    Very good. I love the collar.

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    Dec 1, 2009, 01.50 PMby sabzarap

    I love the style of your blouse and the fabric too. It suits you very well!!! Greate job!

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    Dec 1, 2009, 01.37 PMby dorawarren

    I have looked at making that top. Great job!

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