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4/2010 Slouchy Blouse

Added Jun 2, 2010

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Munich, Germany




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Slouchy Blouse

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Garment Type
Casual, Classic

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    Dec 30, 2011, 05.19 AMby gems1581

    The instructions are ridiculous, I have given up on sewing this, my advice do not buy this pattern..

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    Oct 16, 2010, 03.27 AMby wzrdreams

    My final issue with this pattern is the lack of finished length measurement. I didn’t pay attention to this and have now noticed that the HPS (high point shoulder) to the bottom finished hem on the size 44 measures 30.5 inches long. That’s not a blouse, that’s a dress! I’m 5’10.5" and this thing comes down way past my low hip. I have hack off at least 2 inches to make this thing wearable. (Yes, I checked my 4" square)

    Well, my verdict is that this pattern is a cute design, but the instructions are worthless. They make what should be an easy/beginner pattern and turn it into a science project for intermediate/experienced sewers. I say chuck the instructions and go it your own way!

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      Dec 13, 2010, 02.25 PMby Ruffles Gazebo

      here here! im trying to figure it out atm…..

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      Dec 13, 2010, 02.43 PMby wzrdreams

      Another thing about this smock-sack…. while it may be “slouchy” in the shoulders, the sides falls straight to the hem. The hem is straight, not shirt tailed, and as I mentioned the length is VERY long. So if you have curvy hips like me it is important to choose a size based on your hip measurement, not your bust measurement.

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    Oct 10, 2010, 04.47 AMby Eleanor Thomas

    Aaargh, I need diagrams! Step 7 (lapels) is killing me!

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    Sep 26, 2010, 04.19 PMby nehmah

    Are all of the new burdastyle magazine patterns w/o seam allowances? This should be posted clearly on each pattern. I have quite a few NeueMode patterns and these do say to add and it’s up to me how much. Another reason, beside the lack of coherence in written work to question the value for money anent these patterns. Nehmah

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    Sep 26, 2010, 12.05 AMby wzrdreams

    Working on this now… on step #4 and I’ve already had some issues with the pattern.

    1) The fact that the instructions state the width of the seam and hem allowances, but does not mention that the allowances are not included is contradicting, misleading, and frustrating.

    2) Shirt weight fabrics often, nay, USUALLY come in 45" widths, not 55" as called for on this pattern. Therefore, fabric width and requirement information is also crucial to have in the instructions (which I print out and shop with), not just on the website. In order to use 45" wide fabric you must buy MORE of it and change the cutting layout.

    3) The math for the sleeve tabs is WRONG. 2.5" does not yield a 1.25" finish width if you have 5/8" seam allowances… unless they also left off the seam allowances for this non existent pattern piece.

    4) The instructions for the shoulder/sleeve seam are vague and as a result, incorrect. Flat felled seams are sewn with the wrong sides together so that the fell is on the outside. This is an important fact of the technique that should not be omitted from the instruction “Stitch seam. Press seam allowances onto front.” The instruction should instead say “Stitch seam with wrong sides together. Press seam allowances onto front.”

    I don’t know what else will be troublesome with this pattern, but I am proceeding with caution.

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    Jun 7, 2010, 12.06 AMby Dani Restercher

    It’s interesting and quite cool what they’re doing with this blouse and cropped blouse and the two pairs of trousers in the same month where they’re making a sort of bohemian chic (i feel like such a poser saying those words together) and smart work style clothing which similar patterns, it’s very cool

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    Jun 5, 2010, 03.53 AMby beckykk

    Is this skirt also a Burda pattern? Where can I find the pattern?

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      Jun 5, 2010, 12.33 PMby nellekejasmijn

      I already have this pattern, in the magazine. It says there the skirt is by Marc Cain..

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