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Fans and flowers

Added Sep 19, 2015

by Maria Hayek

Asker, Norway






Fell in love with the pattern and decided to go for it. Then fell in love with the cotton fabric with fans online…but it was the last bit in the roll and it was not enough. So I improvised! Found this light cotton canvas on the same site and decided to use that for the back and later on decided also to use it for the button loops.
Started by following the instructions til the end, and had a few issues:
1. The method for creating the loops can only work with magic, it almost defies the laws of physics, so I didn’t follow that.
2. They forgot to tell us when to sew in the buttons…my advice for beginners like me: Do it right after you’ve done the loops, don’t leave it till the end.
3. The usual issue with all V-neck Burda patterns: The cut is too deep…That I modified and added an extra button.
4. The bottom frill became too much, there’s no way I could be seen in something like this in public (but I added the bottom picture for educational value :D), so I improvised! I sewed it straight to the upper frill with a bit of pleating on the back :)
The visible zip instead of an invisible one, was in a way learning something new and in another way decorational. It doesn’t look bad.
Now I’m happy with how this looks and planning to wear it tomorrow when I meet my girlfriends for coffee in town :)
P.S. The painting on the wall is also designed and executed by me :D (Had to brag)

Material Notes

Cotton fabric for the most and light cotton canvas for the back and button loops.




Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Romantic, Bohemian

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    Oct 18, 2016, 04.20 AMby winyari

    Beautiful and inspiring! I especially love those pleats in the back. I’m contemplating making this pattern with the back pleats but as a dress instead of a blouse. This is just so pretty!

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      Oct 18, 2016, 06.01 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much! It’s a very nice pattern and I really like wearing this blouse, so go fot it and put some pictures for us when you’re done :)

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    Jun 23, 2016, 12.19 AMby SurMesure

    Lovely blouse! – and well you’re right the V-neck is quite low on this pattern. I’ve planned to do like you and add an extra button on my next make with this pattern!

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      Jun 23, 2016, 06.58 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much :) Yeah, I seem to have this issue with all of Burda’s patterns that have a V-neck

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    Oct 4, 2015, 02.18 PMby RedBelka

    Beautiful blouse!

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    Sep 21, 2015, 08.16 AMby liliv-1

    I love this pattern and your feminine floral version makes me want it even more! Amazing!

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      Sep 21, 2015, 08.32 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you :) :) :)
      It’s very nice to wear too. You should go for it!

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    Sep 20, 2015, 04.59 PMby nrobson

    this is so groovy i really like this :D

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      Sep 21, 2015, 05.26 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you very much :)

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    Sep 20, 2015, 10.49 AMby floralgirl

    This is very lovely indeed, I love florals-This pattern is the main reason I want this issue.

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      Sep 21, 2015, 05.25 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you :)
      If it’s only that one, just buy the one pattern online, unless of course it costs that much for the whole magazine where you are :D

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    Sep 19, 2015, 09.33 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    That’s beautiful Maria! I think you should upgrade your skill level in your profile, you are no longer novice! Even the frill version is not bad at all….Have you noticed that you have the same pose with the girl on your right? Funny isn’t it….

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      Sep 19, 2015, 09.39 PMby Maria Hayek

      :D I haven’t! Haven’t been to the projects page in a couple of days :D Thanks for the nice words, maybe I should upgrade the skill level…at least I’m really flattered you think so :)

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    Sep 19, 2015, 07.12 PMby tigger0580

    Very nice blouse, which is also on my to do list :-)) Thanks for the pattern review

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      Sep 19, 2015, 07.44 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thanks :)
      Glad my “review” helped

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    Sep 19, 2015, 06.35 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Stilig – du ser flott ut i din nye bluse! jeg er enig med deg ang. v-halsen, det samme problemet har jeg også som regel.. Flott stoff og jeg liker den malte veggen din :-)

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      Sep 19, 2015, 06.38 PMby Maria Hayek

      Tusen takk Ellen :)

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    Sep 19, 2015, 05.28 PMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous blouse and wow for the painting x

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