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Burda Blouse and Bella Pants

Added Mar 13, 2012

by SachiDespic

Ithaca, New York...






It was hard to find high-waisted pants that fit both my waist and hip…so I made these using Burda’s Bella pants pattern. I cuffed them so I can wear them with flats.

The shirt was quick to make, and turned out really nice. I want to make it in evey color! :)

The shirt is based on “09/2011 Sleeveless Blouse #128”
The pants are based on “Bella Pants”

Material Notes





Spring, Summer
Casual, Romantic, Vintage

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    Jun 15, 2012, 01.35 PMby albaesnal

    Hi! I´m planning to do the bella pants it looks perfect on you and but I have doubts with the size, on the burda size table says that a 36 is 90cm for the hips and 66 the waist, but in the patern I printed at home says that a 36 has 94 cm for the hip. Do you know what is the real size. I usually use the 36 when i make burda patterns but in this case I don´t know what to do.Could you help me? Sorry about my english I hope you understood my doubt.

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      Jun 16, 2012, 10.51 PMby SachiDespic

      I also usually use 36 on Burda patterns, then I also had doubts about this pattern’s sizing, so I used 38 for the hip and 36 for the waist part. but I ended up taking in a lot in the center back seam. so I would recommend using 36 if you usually use 36, then add big seam allowance (like 1") to side seams to be safe.

      I hope that helps!.

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    May 20, 2012, 07.29 PMby eworrall

    What size did you make? I believe the smallest size on the pattern is 36? Is that what you used? Thanks.

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      May 21, 2012, 06.55 AMby SachiDespic

      I combined 36 waist and 38 hip, then took in a lot in the back. I would use bigger size when in doubt since taking it in is much easier than making the whole thing bigger.. hope that helps :)

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      May 21, 2012, 02.09 PMby eworrall

      Thanks! Did you use 36 for the blouse as well?

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      May 22, 2012, 08.44 AMby SachiDespic

      Yes, and it’s a bit big on me… :)

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    May 8, 2012, 12.37 AMby Haley Jarret

    I really love this outfit that you made! Great job!

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    Mar 29, 2012, 02.49 PMby anamonde

    Wonderful taste!

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    Mar 18, 2012, 05.04 PMby Haselinchen

    Delicious! Now I just have to figure out why my Bella doesn’t look that gorgeous…you did such a great job.

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    Mar 15, 2012, 01.05 AMby lizajane09

    Both pieces are lovely but the blouse is especially gorgeous!

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    Mar 14, 2012, 09.03 PMby G-A-

    Love the colour of your blouse, very very sweet

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      Mar 15, 2012, 03.51 PMby SachiDespic

      Thanks!! I wanted this particular color, so I went everywhere looking for it..then finally found this fabric at a fabric recycling store!

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    Mar 14, 2012, 10.40 AMby sarahwau

    Lovely top and pants. I have made the pants before but unfortunately they don’t fit me now but I have been looking at the blouse and I think you have sold me on it. Hopefully it will look good in a bias stripe black, white and red silk/cotton.

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      Mar 15, 2012, 03.49 PMby SachiDespic

      Thanks! Your fabric sounds really cool. Looking forward to seeing your versions!

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    Mar 14, 2012, 01.56 AMby regal80

    Love it! What a nice outfit!

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    Mar 14, 2012, 12.53 AMby jmkump

    I love the outfit! Retro styling, but gorgeous today.

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    Mar 14, 2012, 12.22 AMby schnui

    I am so glad you posted these photos today of your lovely top and pants. I am going to make this top myself today hopefully and seeing yours has inspired me to continue on. Your top looks so nice on you and so cool.

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      Mar 14, 2012, 10.40 AMby sarahwau

      Can’t wait to see your version of the blouse too!

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      Mar 15, 2012, 03.46 PMby SachiDespic

      Thank you! I’m looking forward to seeing your creation!!

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