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Coffee Dessert

Added Sep 23, 2013

by Oksana Starz...

Mykolayv, Ukraine






A smarty blouse for some occasion (a family dinner, party at work or a date if you are a fan of ampire style and it’s falttering for your figure ) or you can make it just to check your skills in sewed pleats and want to try something new – it is exactly my case. I must confess that I wanted to make this blouse much more than I want to wear it – as for me, its bottom part is too loose: I guess if I cut all the extra fabric instead of making waist gathering and the front pleat, it would fit me better. But general effect is not bad so I recommend it with some piece of advice.

1. When cutting front bodice – give extra allowance for pleats. Because it’s much better (and right !!) at first to make pleats and only then to cut the front parts according to the paper pattern.

2. I would recommend to cut the front part with v-neck edge across the fabric ( I neglected this technological trick and regret about it) because in this way your pleats will be even and flat without any twisting.

3. If you make a blouse of thin fabric when sewing the pleats put a piece of tracing paper under the seam not to stretch the fabric ( on the picture).

4. I also changed the processing of the back’s bending and front facing ( on the picture). At first I sewed the back’s bending and then used the front’s facing to cover the shoulder seam.

The skirt is 12/2011 http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/a-little-glittering

Material Notes

Staple of cotton and viscose blend and cotton sateen for blouse’s bands ( remnants from my skirt ).




Spring, Fall
Garment Type
Bohemian, Evening Wear, Romantic
Chiffon, Cotton, Blends, Organza, Polyester, Rayon, Silk

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    Sep 24, 2013, 09.22 AMby Mary Athey

    This is gorgeous on you oksana. I love the skirt as well as the blouse. It just looks effertlessly elegant and you look lovely x

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      Sep 24, 2013, 03.41 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you, Mary, very much! I’m glad at nice words because I really had some doubts as for its silhoette for my figure.

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    Sep 24, 2013, 01.21 AMby EllenMarieS

    Great blouse. Thank you for the helpful advice.

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      Sep 24, 2013, 03.38 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much. I’m glad to be helpful:-)

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    Sep 23, 2013, 06.16 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Beautiful blouse! Nice detail and suits your lovely skirt :-)) great job as always!

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    Sep 23, 2013, 06.03 PMby Fantasywriter

    I love this top!

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    Sep 23, 2013, 05.45 PMby kisses

    Love everything about it… Oskana you look very sophisticated and posh

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    Sep 23, 2013, 04.53 PMby liliv-1

    Love this!! Very smart! You always look extra chic in your handmade clothes!

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      Sep 23, 2013, 05.20 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you, liliv! You always tell me nice compliments:)

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      Sep 24, 2013, 09.48 AMby liliv-1

      They are all 100% real;)

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