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Added Dec 29, 2008

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






This blouse is covered in lovely details: the raglan sleeves finish to a beautiful pleated bell, the front princess seams fall away to loosely release, and, of course, the lace inset at the neckline sets off your pretty face. We made ours in a raw silk shantung, but you could also try it in a cotton or crepe.

Material Notes

silk shantung, lace, zipper, interfacing




Garment Type
Classic, Romantic


Hair and Make-up

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    Jan 5, 2009, 07.54 AMby carottesauvage

    Excellent, Leigh is beautiful!

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    Jan 4, 2009, 12.09 PMby barkcloth

    Very pretty! So much more flattering than the cocktaildress with the silly drape….. ;-) This time I’m sorry just to have size 40, haha.

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    Jan 4, 2009, 05.09 AMby katexxxxxx

    Perfect! I have a friend who will love this. And we have fabric waiting in the wings…

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    Jan 3, 2009, 06.12 AMby Marte Holm

    I really like this one! Very cute, classic and modest. As a short and very curvy 34/38 I find it a bit sad that we smaller ones mostly get “fashion-ish”, very short (“sexy”) and not-very-wearable garments, while the plus-size get lovely, modest and classic-looking coats, dresses and tops, like Nancy, Francesca, to name a couple. Please, Burda, can’t you make something classic for us small ones, too?

    It’s a bad idea to grade down so many sizes, Sukino. What I will be doing is to use a basic bodice block that I know fits me, and then tweak that until it somehow resembles the pattern pieces from Francesca. If you simply scale down, you will get problems with the fit in the shoulders and armholse, I think. It might not matter so much with raglan sleeves, though. Good luck anyway.

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    Jan 3, 2009, 04.22 AMby barbaraagatha

    I love it. But, but…It’s tooooooo big! Tips on scaling down? I think there might be a how to on the website but I’m afraid it might be too challenging for me (novice me). Has anyone scaled it down? Can you upload it?

    Happy new year!

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    Dec 31, 2008, 12.16 AMby juebejue

    this look so great! I had been looking forward to this pattern since the teaser came out a few month back. but I am a size 34, and alas! if I shrink the pattern while printing it at 72%, it would be made for someone of 4 feet tall — close, but i am still 11inches taller. nooooooo!

    but I look forward to seeing other creations from this pattern! good luck everyone :)

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    Dec 30, 2008, 06.13 PMby arete999

    I have size 34/36 as well.I’m thinking to make the same style pattern of my size is easier than scaling it down.So I hope to find some time for this project later.

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    Dec 30, 2008, 12.39 PMby safemme

    If anyone figures out how to scale it down to a 34/36, I’d be thrilled to know! I love the pattern, but I don’t think I’m skilled enough to be tinkering around with the size! Thanks in advance and good luck to everyone who makes this! Happy New Years!

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    Dec 30, 2008, 11.34 AMby treysea

    Hooray, I can’t wait to make this.

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    Dec 30, 2008, 09.19 AMby arsonista

    Ditto CarlaTV, It’s great to see a gorgeous woman of normal stature! :K

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    Dec 30, 2008, 08.43 AMby carlatv

    Thank you for making a “womans” size blouse. I’m looking forward to making this, maybe for Valentine’s Day.

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    Dec 30, 2008, 07.40 AMby sukino

    It will be painful to scale down size 48-60 to size 38/40 simply by drawing parallel lines . I guess the easiest way is to scale print by reducing to certain percentage. But what will be the percentage? Anyone knows?

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    Dec 30, 2008, 04.47 AMby victors

    Very pretty, now to figure out how to take it down 2 sizes!!!.

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    Dec 30, 2008, 04.17 AMby teamydear

    Me too Marmota! It’s so cool!

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    Dec 30, 2008, 04.00 AMby marmota-b

    I love this. I think I’ll need to scale it down.

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    Dec 30, 2008, 01.17 AMby catmagalhaes

    I love this top. Very cute and beautiful.

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    Dec 29, 2008, 07.24 PMby arete999

    I love how the neckline is finished! Super!!! Beautiful work BurdaStyle!

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    Dec 29, 2008, 03.20 PMby allygally

    Very pretty, thank you! I agree with Miss-G, this would be stunning in charmeuse.

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    Dec 29, 2008, 02.19 PMby rasita

    It looks great, and what’s even better is that it can be altered to be made into a maternity top.

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    Dec 29, 2008, 01.37 PMby miss-g

    A very flattering style. I think it would look just as beautiful in something soft and drapey, like silk charmeuse.

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    Dec 29, 2008, 12.21 PMby easbrooke

    Quite cute!

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    Dec 29, 2008, 12.15 PMby erdronen

    a beautiful shirt and a gorgeous model! i love the new pattern- great job burdastyle! the neckline is fabulous :)

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    Dec 29, 2008, 10.59 AMby nehmah

    Finally and (just barely) in time for New Years Eve, a dressy top. Paired with slacks or a longer skirt, and a longer length cardigan, it should serve very well. Nehmah

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