Diy Plastron

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DIY PLASTRON
By Meghan February 7, 2020 No comments

This plastron sewn in a black satin elevates every look with elegance and is the perfect accent to a classic white blouse. Read on to download the free template and see how to sew together.

 

Materials


Burda Style

 

  • 5.20 m/ 5.75 yd of satin ribbon (2.5 cm/1 in wide)
  • Thread
  • Sewing pins
  • Ruler
  • Measuring tape 
  • Scissors
  • Chalk pencil
  • Quilt ruler, apx. 0.45 m/ .5 yd elastic (7 mm wide)
  • Clasp, e.g. bra clasp (7 mm)
  • Template 

 

STEP 1


Burda Style

 

Cut pieces: 1 x 48 cm (19 in), 2 x 28 cm (11 in), 2 x 32 cm (12.5 in), 2 x 36 cm (14.25 in), 2 x 40 cm (15.75 in), 2 x 44 cm (17.5 in), 2 x 52 cm (20.5 in) long. Fold all pieces in half lengthwise, press. Pin the first band (14 cm/ 5.5 in) as shown on the template onto the middle band (24 cm/ 9.5 in) and stitch in place.

 

STEP 2


Burda Style

 

Pin the opposite side piece of the band (14 cm/ 5.5 in) as shown on the template and stitch close to the edge onto the middle strip. The open strip ends should always be placed along the middle strip.

 

STEP 3


Burda Style

 

Place the two ribbon ends together, right sides facing and stitch diagonally together.

 

STEP 4


Burda Style

 

Press the "corner" open and pin it in place over the middle strip and pin in place.

 

STEP 5


Burda Style

 

Begin with the next row (placing doubled 16 cm/6.25 in), pinning in place. Continue the process with the remaining strips in ascending lengths as explained in steps 2–4 (always beginning from the left).

 

STEP 6


Burda Style

 

Place the last two strips (26 cm/ 10.25 in) around the edge of the middle strip and pin in place.

 

STEP 7


Burda Style

 

Stitch down the middle length of the strip (so that all of the individual loops are fixed in place through the middle).

 

STEP 8


Burda Style

 

Stitch the middle of the elastic to the back side. On one end of the elastic sew a small loop. On the other end secure a clasp (for adjustable neck widths) and hook.

 

FINISHED!


Burda Style

 

A strong cut and a delicate fabric give an elegant flair to the this blouse with the hidden button placket and an extra long back panel that has the look of a walking skirt. The semi-transparent plumetis is very feminine and compliments this plastron well.

 

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