Added Jul 26, 2010
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This is BurdaStyle’s “it” blouse for the summer. You can wear it with flowing linen trousers like Alden, or maybe with a high-waist skirt like this one we shot in the Spring. Regardless, this pattern is the perfect platform for a great polka-dot print or floral silk.
Pattern Alteration Notes:
For Alden’s blouse, we used size 44 of the Alexander blouse pattern and elongated the center front seams by 1" each (she wears a 46/48 in BurdaStyle sizing). We added a 2" wide center front placket to ensure there was coverage in the bust— no bra peeking through here because we also inserted invisible snaps. We did the same for the back. After hearing the feedback from our users we made this top better by dropping the waistline by 2" and we doubled the length of the peplum, so it would hit the hips in a flattering way. And doesn’t she shine?
Red and white polka dot silk, B&J Fabrics, NYC. Sizes 32-44: 1 3/4 yards (1.5 meters) self, 90 × 50cm, interfacing, 13 buttons
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