The Old is New Blouse

Added Dec 21, 2011

by AGoodWardrobe

Fairfax, Califor...






The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook Blouse and my sixth garment in my winter wardrobe challenge. Eliminated the side-zipper but other than that I stuck close to the original pattern.

Material Notes

1 yard polka dot poly blend, 1 yard silk voile, and a bit of 1/4" elastic


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    Jan 12, 2012, 07.09 PMby stephiaffi


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    Jan 10, 2012, 02.28 AMby Irina Schwab

    beautiful top, I love it!

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    Dec 27, 2011, 03.09 PMby harperellen

    Gorgeous! I was wondering too about omitting the side zipper – you had no issues after doing that? I just bought the book last night after seeing your blouse and Alana’s blouse (and after not getting the book for Christmas – boo). Love your version! Cheers!

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      Dec 27, 2011, 05.26 PMby AGoodWardrobe

      Thank you! I had such a blast making this and am contemplating my next version. I can’t wait to see your version.
      No, no issues eliminating the zipper. I did check the measurements to make sure that my bust would clear the waist (when stretched) and vice versa. I’d recommend doing the same.

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    Dec 26, 2011, 07.33 PMby najah

    The contrast peplum is nice touch – great fabric choices.

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    Dec 23, 2011, 05.03 PMby lizah

    this is adorable!

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      Dec 23, 2011, 06.10 PMby AGoodWardrobe

      Thank you, Lizah. I’m so pleased with the outcome.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 08.45 PMby Vanessa Velasquez

    very lovely, fantastic combination as a matter of fact i’ve been in love with white and black dots since i can remember!!!

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      Dec 23, 2011, 06.09 PMby AGoodWardrobe

      Thanks, Vanessa! I feel like polka dots are all I’m sewing lately.

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    Dec 22, 2011, 02.47 AMby poppykettle

    Oh I love this. Your fabric is gorgeous and I’m totally into the contrast black panel at the shoulders. It suits your tremendously. I take it the blouse pattern is from the book?

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      Dec 23, 2011, 06.08 PMby AGoodWardrobe

      Yes, it’s the blouse from the book! Thanks for the sweet compliments, Poppykettle.

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