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One Shoulder Ruffle Blouse – Burdastyle 06/2010 #120B

This blouse ended up taking me longer than anticipated, because I wanted to completely underline my top, including fully lined frills (made from turned out tubes). Those frills will be the end of me lol; the gathered horizontal stripes on them are pretty uneven, but no one will notice. I used a sheer wrinkly striped organza-style fabric remnant from the 70s for the outside, which moved around a lot during sewing and even pinning, so I tried to always keep the stripes straight. I like using vintage fabrics, for the cool interesting designs, and I had exactly enough. I found a satin fabric offcut for the underlining from a thrift store, which can also pull easily if not careful during sewing. Using a lining meant I didn’t need to make facings for the neckline or armhole (although in hindsight, iron-on interfaced edges would keep the underlining in place lol). Whenever I make one shoulder garments they always end up being on the opposite shoulder to the original lolz. I’ve found the fit of this pattern is good. Location: Stokes Point Reserve

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