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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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    Feb 16, 2010, 08.49 AMby janul

    I want to be that model, wow! She´s so beautiful! :)

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    Feb 16, 2010, 06.35 AMby lizzi574

    This blouse is fantastic. Its the first pattern in a while that has really made me want to buy it because its different, elegant and flattering with some really cute details.

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    Feb 16, 2010, 04.16 AMby freakusbzzz

    Finally a pattern i like! I bought some fabric on the weekend and it would be perfect, just went and got some buttons for it.

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    Feb 16, 2010, 04.04 AMby kaithladios

    Yay Burdastyle!!

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    Feb 16, 2010, 03.09 AMby camilaustral

    i don’t like it a lot. i don’t think is very flattering for all bodies.

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    Feb 15, 2010, 11.05 PMby nenasew

    Really beautiful. I am going to put this project in my list.

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    Feb 15, 2010, 10.43 PMby sunnilj9

    Oh its simply darling and so feminine! I love it! I can’t wait to download it and make it. Love love love the pleats and waistband detail!

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    Feb 15, 2010, 10.05 PMby stefanisarah

    The sleeve is interestingly designed. Really, I’d thought they were set in until I saw the technical drawing.

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    Feb 15, 2010, 10.01 PMby fifuzz

    Gorgeous!! Full marks Burdastyle!! I’m making this one straightaway!

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    Feb 15, 2010, 09.37 PMby clairegeit

    Lovely Blouse – Is there any plans to do a plus size next week?

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    Feb 15, 2010, 08.37 PMby lunatepetal

    oh so very pretty! I think it will be great as a dress top/bodice as well :)

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    Feb 15, 2010, 07.52 PMby threadsquare

    I love this, and way to go BurdaStyle. As soon as I saw the pattern name I smiled!

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    Feb 15, 2010, 07.36 PMby frkbustad

    So nice and respectful of you, BurdaStyle! Lee McQueen will hopefully be remembered as one of the greatest designers in the fashion industry.

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    Feb 15, 2010, 07.23 PMby ghainskom

    A winner.

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    Feb 15, 2010, 07.21 PMby stitchywitchy

    Lovely and retro – and great modeled photos!

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    Feb 15, 2010, 07.11 PMby ncn6

    It’s really cute! It has a vintage feel to it that reminds me a lot of the sencha blouse by Colette patterns. Great stuff!

    I’m a bit confused by the buttons in the front and the back, though. Do both sides button up, or is one side just decorative?

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      Feb 15, 2010, 07.26 PMby alisondahl

      Wow, the polka dot fabric makes these blouses look especially similar.
      As per your question, both sides button up. Also- I’m so relieved to say that we have someone new editing our instructions. The steps for this blouse have been modified by this person and I find them much more clear- hopefully you all will too. Looking forward to feedback.

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      Feb 16, 2010, 12.39 AMby thecuriouskiwi

      Super cute guys and @alisondahl thanks for looking into the instructions editing. Any chance you can have this fabulous person look at the Jenny skirt instructions? You guys are doing such a great job on the new site now, well done xx

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      Feb 16, 2010, 12.41 AMby thecuriouskiwi

      Oh and ps ncn6, the Collete patterns are just wonderful, I got the Parfait and Ceylon patterns last week, they are so beautifully packaged it made me squeal with delight, I can’t wait to make one of them.

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      Feb 16, 2010, 01.31 PMby ncn6

      Hey kaitui kiwi, I got some Colette patterns recently too! I picked up the Sencha blouse and the Rooibos dress and I’m working on the sencha blouse in a silk charmuese now, which is probably why the Alexander reminded me so much of it! I’m not normally one who can afford expensive patterns, but I had a little extra income from some hemming and so I splurged. I think the Alexander blouse is very similar in spirit, though, and for a good price!

      ps. Can’t wait to see what your Ceylon turns out like!

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    Feb 15, 2010, 07.05 PMby anio

    Model is so pretty.

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    Feb 15, 2010, 06.46 PMby spiderlily

    it’s very sweet! Great job :)

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    Feb 15, 2010, 06.38 PMby susanne2011

    This is a really awesome blouse, thanks so much! The girl modeling the blouse is absolutely stunning!

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    Feb 15, 2010, 06.37 PMby carottesauvage

    Waow! amazing!

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    Feb 15, 2010, 06.36 PMby pinksalamander

    Alexander? Very befitting. Really nice design!

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