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A Shabby Blouse

Added Feb 7, 2011

by Jali Sews

Singapore, Singa...






The pattern is from the May 2010 issue of Burda Style magazine (style #128). I love the details in the design, the pleats for the puff of the blouse, the part elastic casing to hold the sleeve in place, the notched collar and most especially the peplum. I used a Japanese cotton print with little pink florals and used fewer but larger than recommended buttons in pink. I like to finish the interiors of the clothes I make as well as I can so that I do not have to fuss while washing and the cotton was easy to do this with. I used French seams mainly. This is a cropped blouse and falls around the waist.

Material Notes

Japanese cotton, floral print. 4 buttons, elastic for the sleeves.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Casual, Romantic

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    Jun 15, 2012, 11.35 AMby ivana87

    very nice and very neatly and nicely sewn, good job :)

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      Jun 15, 2012, 12.27 PMby Jali Sews

      Thank you, Ivana, that’s very kind of you to say.

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    Feb 24, 2012, 09.40 PMby Yvonne Maisonette-Laboy

    Beautiful blouse, nice sewing. This is my first time buying a BurdaStyle pattern. Why are there no instructions?

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      Feb 25, 2012, 09.04 AMby Jali Sews

      Hi Yvonne,
      I used the magazine version of the pattern so am not quite sure how it is presented in the downloadable version. But is there a separate file for the instructions? The instructions are very brief with BurdaStyle patterns and there are no illustrations so it does take a bit of figuring out.

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    Feb 11, 2011, 05.48 PMby kstyled

    Shabby???!!!! you call this lovely blouse, “shabby”? Well then, I’d like to see what you call “chic”.

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      Feb 12, 2011, 11.26 AMby Jali Sews

      Actually, it is a shabby chic blouse:). Shabby chic is such a juxtaposition though. I kind of think of shabby for casual and chic for cool. Since this is the casual kind of shabby chic wear for me, I just named it shabby.

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    Feb 8, 2011, 09.50 PMby powpetje

    its a nice and pretty blouse. I also made this one! unfortunately i still have to make photos of my projects..

    nice work!

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    Feb 8, 2011, 03.29 AMby missdandy

    This is so pretty! I love the puff sleeves, the peplum and the fact that you took so much care with finishing the interior.

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    Feb 7, 2011, 06.31 PMby keetchick

    Beautiful sewing job!

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    Feb 7, 2011, 05.08 PMby hatchie

    Beautiful. The finishing and fabric are lovely.

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    Feb 7, 2011, 04.25 PMby seersuckersally

    Not shabby at all! Very nice.

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