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Alexander Blouse

Added Feb 15, 2010

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






This blouse is truly a work of art and quite a unique pattern. The ruffled sleeves and rippling hemline are created by various darts and gathers while the front and back openings both close with a sweet line of buttons. We made our Alexander* blouse from black & white polka-dot silk charmeuse with a matching belt (included in pattern).

*In loving memory of Alexander McQueen, a truly innovative and inspiring man.

Material Notes

Sizes 32-44: 1 3/4 yards (1.5 meters) self, 90 × 50cm interfacing, 13 buttons




Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic, Victorian, Vintage
Rayon, Silk

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    Mar 9, 2012, 03.07 AMby Sandra Cook

    Such a beautiful blouse, the buttons in back and the flowy sleeves make it so adorable. I will be trying to make this very soon, I have just the skirt to wear it with. Thanks for sharing.

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    Mar 7, 2012, 08.48 PMby erisagirl

    Nice blouse. The sleeves remind me of the Colette Taffy blouse. My only objection to this post are the negative comments people leave about the models.

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    Mar 7, 2012, 05.02 PMby cikk

    Very cute – very vintage – love the model’s tattoos – wish I had a job where I could get all those!

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    Feb 9, 2012, 02.22 PMby Sapsorrow

    How wide does the fabric need to be to only use the 1.5 metres?

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    Jul 7, 2011, 03.58 AMby purplejb99

    does anyone know how much give, if any, there is in the pattern? I’m not sure whether to go with a 34 or 36. my bust measurement is exactly 31, so I’m not sure if the 34 might be risky. Help, anyone?

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    Jul 27, 2010, 01.55 AMby littleladyluxe

    Gorgeous! And a size 32 :) Thankyou!

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    Apr 11, 2010, 05.04 AMby sarahscustard

    I love the look of this blouse – mostly because I have a real thing for peplums at the moment! I’ve almost finished making a version.. and in doing so found that: a) it was too short – so I doubled the length of the peplum – better!; b) I couldn’t be bothered with the buttons down the back, so cut the back in one piece instead – easy!; and c) I’m really torn about the pleats in the front. The fact that I’m unconvinced about the pleats is why I haven’t finished making this blouse yet! I think it would be more flattering if it had darts instead of pleats to create a less baggy shape above the waistline – more thinking needed!

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    Feb 20, 2010, 06.44 PMby inlovewithcreating

    its a beautiful top,so unique,I would have never guessed there is buttons all the way down the back,great on a pair of trousers and a long flowy skirt,vintage look ;)

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    Feb 18, 2010, 05.14 PMby millytant

    Full boobs – fine as the delicate detail and neckline would divide and make them appear smaller. Full abdo – fashion faux pas, it would just accentuate my mummy tummy LilyMoi is correct, not all full figures are the same.

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    Feb 17, 2010, 09.25 PMby lilimoy

    Beautiful and classy. And as a “full figured” woman, well, I’d look great in it. The thing to remember is not all full figures are the same, any more than non-full figures are the same, so maybe it’ll work for you and maybe not. Works for me!

    RIP, Alexander McQueen.

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    Feb 17, 2010, 09.10 AMby tae-ko

    Very, very pretty. 15 years and 3 sizes and 2 pregnancies ago I could have worn such a thing. Nowadays I can admire it from a distance.

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      Mar 17, 2012, 10.35 PMby mrspaiere

      You can still wear such a thing.

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    Feb 17, 2010, 04.21 AMby dhammi

    Lovely blouse…….

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    Feb 17, 2010, 02.27 AMby reneebies

    Yay! This is great! Nice to see a low price too.

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    Feb 17, 2010, 01.07 AMby marenp

    Cute blouse, but. . . In answer to the questions re: is this good garment for plus or full figure? Nooooooo! I’m a full figure with very long legs and not much of a curvy waist. My experience is to avoid waist belts, especially this one with the ruffle at the waist. It almost points to the waist and hips. The ruffle sleeve is too short and ruffled for larger arms and again would call attention to my strong yet full upper arms arms. I’m just saying. . . a no for this statuesque girl. Cute for those lucky 14’s and under or a petite! Love the sheer at the ruffle waist.

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    Feb 16, 2010, 10.26 PMby donnasueg

    So very nice!

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    Feb 16, 2010, 09.17 PMby passthepins

    This is really pretty. I agree with you lenarrrd, Im going to make it just ith the one row of buttons at the front..

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    Feb 16, 2010, 08.13 PMby enero

    A cool modern updated look. Hip.

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    Feb 16, 2010, 08.11 PMby sdmaple

    It is a great blouse and think it would nice for the full-figure girl.

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    Feb 16, 2010, 07.49 PMby sdmaple

    I love this blouse and wonder if could made for a full-figure body.

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      Feb 17, 2010, 05.15 PMby alden

      As a full figure girl i think it would look awesome for a full figure. Drop the waist a little to allow for the bust and add a little to the bottom and it is great! The belt is great for defining the waist

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    Feb 16, 2010, 07.49 PMby sdmaple

    I love this blouse and wonder if could made for a full-figure body.

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    Feb 16, 2010, 07.47 PMby aiko4444

    A very classic and feminine blouse! Would be great for the petite ladies.

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    Feb 16, 2010, 07.27 PMby ichigogirl

    Pretty, and with an interesting construction. I love that you called it Alexander!

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    Feb 16, 2010, 06.52 PMby montesnathalie96

    omg, rest in peace alexander mcqueen, may he be remembered.

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    Feb 16, 2010, 06.09 PMby lenarrrd

    Ohh I really like it, but I’m not sure about having buttons in the back and front – just a personal preference for me, I wonder if I could cut the back on the fold instead? Very lovely though, let’s hope I can get my other projects finished so I can try this beauty :)

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      Feb 17, 2010, 06.31 AMby stellacadente

      I’m also thinking about cutting the back in the fold… should be much more comfy. I will make a decision if I chose fabric for this…

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    Feb 16, 2010, 05.55 PMby annawilliamson

    beautiful! i don’t think it would work as a blouse on my body type (no need to make me look any shorter than i already am), but it would be excellent as the bodice of a dress with a nice full skirt for a vintage look. i would even keep the ruffled waist :)

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    Feb 16, 2010, 04.28 PMby sewingmommy2

    Very pretty! So romantic! I love the flair at the waist.

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    Feb 16, 2010, 10.51 AMby candicej

    I really like this pattern, thank you! And I love the styling of the photo shoot, too.

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    Feb 16, 2010, 10.39 AMby skwarynia

    Elegant &vintage:) Great!

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    Feb 16, 2010, 10.29 AMby anajan

    Beautiful blouse, well done BS!

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    Feb 16, 2010, 09.08 AMby barkcloth

    Very nice blouse, but these buttons in the back will hurt everytime you’ll drive a car or sit on your couch. I would use other kind of buttons than these big boys!

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