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My Burda Style Sewing Handbook Blouse

Added Dec 10, 2011

by anajan

Belgrade, Serbia






This is my blouse that got published in the Burda Style Sewing Handbook. The fabric is gorgeous silk chiffon with polka dots in satin wave.
The alterations I did on the pattern were minor: instead of front princess seam, I made waist darts and added two tiny pleats at the shoulder seam. I cropped the bodice and the peplum a bit. Also, I shortened the sleeves, making them slightly puffed. I narrowed down the blouse a bit, to make it more form fitting.
The blouse has an invisible zipper sewed into the side seam.
After making the blouse, I was left with enough remnants to make the matching skirt. Now I have this gorgeous ensemble that looks like a dress.

More details on my blog.

Material Notes

Silk chiffon
Bias satin bands
Invisible zipper




Garment Type
Chiffon, Silk

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    Mar 13, 2012, 08.20 PMby klutzy

    This is lovely and looks really good on you.

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    Dec 13, 2011, 12.37 AMby claudine01

    Lovely blouse! Great use of the sheer fabric.

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    Dec 12, 2011, 10.29 PMby sew4my3

    Simply beautiful! Love the sleeve detail.

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    Dec 12, 2011, 06.36 PMby lala86

    I love it ! is that the fabric you gor from BurdaStyle? If so you’re so lucky!!!. I did a variation of the same blouse for the book but didn’t get so lucky with the fabric as you did. Anyway I can’t wait for my garment to come back home!

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    Dec 12, 2011, 04.26 PMby claudinka

    Looks very nice!

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    Dec 12, 2011, 11.29 AMby schnui

    Beautiful and so feminine and elegant.

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    Dec 12, 2011, 11.25 AMby mixtlii

    The colour is gorgeous, and the whole outfit is fantastic! It really does look like a dress, I love it :)

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    Dec 12, 2011, 10.45 AMby strickmeise

    It’s really beautiful! You made a great job, I don’t think that these alterations are only minor! You must know exactly how it fits and comes out when you change darts; that needs a lot of experience and a “good eye” to see where the changes shall be to make the garment fit!

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    Dec 12, 2011, 10.31 AMby squirrellypoo

    Super lovely! You hit the jackpot with that fabric, too!

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      Dec 12, 2011, 07.04 PMby anajan

      Yeah, I had a feeling I was lucky with the fabric. I loved it the minute I saw it, and I got A LOT of it. Well, I was fine with that ;).

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    Dec 12, 2011, 08.55 AMby freakusbzzz

    I love it! I saw your top last night while I was reading my BS HB

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    Dec 12, 2011, 08.39 AMby Redsonia

    A classy thing, should be a must in the wardrobe.

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