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Sleeveless Liberty Blouse

Added Jun 7, 2010

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






Say hello to summer in a sleeveless blouse full of lovely details! Made from white French cotton eyelet and accented with a feminine print of small garden-party Liberty florals, this blouse is sure to become a staple. The front and back yokes create an appealing template to insert bright prints or bold color contrasts.

Created from our Susan Blouse, we made this project easier by eliminating the sleeves while creating a 2 1/2" armhole facing (see tutorial below), and removing the belt ties to create a simple waistband. Have fun with the length by shortening it for high-waist trousers and skirts, or lower the hem to create a long summer tunic.

Material Notes

1 yard white cotton eyelet, 1/2 yard Liberty floral print (1m 15cm)



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Garment Type
Business, Classic, Preppy, Romantic
Cotton, Blends, Eyelet


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    Apr 29, 2012, 06.59 AMby buddingnaturalist

    I’d actually prefer the pattern for the pants XD!

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    Apr 28, 2012, 10.07 PMby Deannabananna

    I like this blouse. I’ll buy the pattern and sew it. :)

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    Apr 27, 2012, 04.18 PMby vasgarcia

    Is there a pattern for the pants? They’re also super cute!

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    Apr 25, 2012, 11.56 PMby MyRomanApartment

    Perfect timing! I just finished organizing my crafty crap cabinet this weekend and have just the fabrics in my stash for this. This is so cute.

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    Apr 25, 2012, 12.51 AMby erisagirl

    I want those shoes!

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    Apr 24, 2012, 07.08 PMby Jessica Penny

    What a great little top to make and use all that left over fabric thats too nice to throw away.

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    Apr 23, 2012, 09.08 PMby nouvellegamine

    wow. i am loving this whole look. The top, with it’s small splash of floral is adorable. The buttons are awesome, the little ruffles are awesome. Home run Burda!

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    Sep 13, 2010, 08.38 AMby francesslatter

    I love the trousers too. Is there a pattern?

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    Jun 10, 2010, 08.25 AMby achie

    great :D

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    Jun 8, 2010, 11.28 PMby didie


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    Jun 8, 2010, 07.09 PMby kphollander

    this is so lovely!! thanks for sharing the sleeveless version.

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    Jun 8, 2010, 06.46 PMby kristinjg

    I really like this blouse and the idea of using a small piece of pricey fabric.

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    Jun 8, 2010, 03.43 PMby sunnilj9

    I love the style. So easy to wear and such a great complement to a summer picnic outing. Fabulous idea for those cotton prints you don’t know what to do with. Love it.

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    Jun 8, 2010, 12.55 AMby nuiwida23

    Gee, that looks familiar :)

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      Jun 8, 2010, 06.46 PMby kristinjg

      they say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery… right?

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      Jun 8, 2010, 09.16 PMby nuiwida23


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    Jun 8, 2010, 12.50 AMby wishofhappiness

    very nice! i love how the florals are the focal point to the top!

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    Jun 7, 2010, 07.33 PMby pinksalamander

    Wow, this is just my style! And a lovely way to save on fabric. I wonder if the yoke can be squeezed out of a fat quarter? They’re always such pretty prints and I can never use them for anything!

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      Jun 8, 2010, 03.03 PMby Dani Restercher

      Maybe two of the same print if you make a seam in the back..

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      Jun 8, 2010, 05.22 PMby pinksalamander

      Yeah, thats what I was thinking! I see so many cute prints in FQ’s but I can never make anything with them because they’re too small. I’m thinking I might be able to squeeze the back piece into 1 FQ (and as you said, maybe a seam down the middle if needed) and then all the front yoke could be cut from another FQ. I’m desperate to make something using this teapot print!: http://www.fabricrehab.co.uk/fabric.php?product=767&cat=10

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    Jun 7, 2010, 05.33 PMby nenasew

    Really nice shirt. I agree with Nettie. What a plus that it uses a little bit of that gorgeous Liberty fabric.

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      Jun 7, 2010, 05.43 PMby alisondahl

      Liberty prints are very expensive I agree! Sometimes I use a more standard (and far less expensive) calico print in bright colors as a Liberty stand-in.

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    Jun 7, 2010, 04.44 PMby nettie

    LOVE this!! And uses so little Liberty fabric, I may actually be able to afford it ;o)

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    Jun 7, 2010, 04.09 PMby megneh

    Very Mad Men-ish. I’m a fan.

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