Added Sep 14, 2010
North Hobart, Au...
This the Carmen Blouse 120B from Burda Style Magazine 6/2010. After carefully measuring myself I made size 40 which I actuall thought would end up a bit tight. I ended up having to take the sides in by about 3cm each side and the shoulder seam by 2cm – this in turn caused the flounce to be way too long so I reduced it by a good 16cm. I didn’t need to put in a side zip as I can slip it over my head easily and I did a baby hem on the bottom instead of elastic in a casing. It was quite easy to make – the only time consuming bit was the finished edges on the flounce and bottom hem as I used the baby hem technique.
I would never be able to buy a top of this kind off the rack that would fit so well. Having a big bust, small back and being 5’ 3" by the time a garment fits around my bust it’s too big everywhere else, especially around the shoulders and arm holes.
I am very pleased with this top and I made it especially to wear to my husband’s surprise 40th birthday party. The party was a big success too – my husband was very surprised and it was a great night.
Satin type electric blue material. My house is girt with the threads from this fabric which is very fine like thistle down. Next time I use it I will wear a smock as it sticks to clothes even after they’ve been through the wash.
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