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Burda pleated blouse - a twist on ruffles.

Added Jun 16, 2014

by smookk

Boston, Massachu...






I downloaded this pdf pattern and immediately saw that it would have been pretty easy to draft this myself. Basically a long rectangle, tapered slightly on the sides for a little shape. Nonetheless I’m pleased that it turned out pretty true to their photo.

The lightweight polyester I used was a little maddening and the pleats took a little playing with, but otherwise a very simple pattern for a look that’s a little different. I cut the 38 but didn’t have enough fabric to add seam allowance to the neck or sleeves. The neck JUST fits over my head, I like the width and shape of it but might cut it down slightly next time. The pleats fall over the shoulders/ arms nicely and I like how it wears. I did french seams to deal with the fray-crazy poly and rolled hems on the neck, sleeves and hem.

Would recommend and will definitely make again.

Material Notes

100% polyester



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Garment Type
Chiffon, Cotton, Polyester, Rayon, Silk

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    Jun 18, 2014, 09.31 PMby Yuki M

    Great print and I like your version more than original!

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    Jun 18, 2014, 10.06 AMby SassyT

    A favourite pattern, nice to see it made up

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    Jun 16, 2014, 08.06 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    This is a cool pattern! Great job! :-)

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      Jun 27, 2014, 02.30 PMby smookk

      thanks Ellen!

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