Learn How SIMPLE
Digital Patterns Really Are!

Sign Up to Receive
The Ultimate Guide to Digital Sewing Patterns eBook + a FREE Skirt Pattern!

Summer of Love Blouse

Added Jul 26, 2010

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






This is BurdaStyle’s “it” blouse for the summer. You can wear it with flowing linen trousers like Alden, or maybe with a high-waist skirt like this one we shot in the Spring. Regardless, this pattern is the perfect platform for a great polka-dot print or floral silk.

Pattern Alteration Notes:
For Alden’s blouse, we used size 44 of the Alexander blouse pattern and elongated the center front seams by 1" each (she wears a 46/48 in BurdaStyle sizing). We added a 2" wide center front placket to ensure there was coverage in the bust— no bra peeking through here because we also inserted invisible snaps. We did the same for the back. After hearing the feedback from our users we made this top better by dropping the waistline by 2" and we doubled the length of the peplum, so it would hit the hips in a flattering way. And doesn’t she shine?

Material Notes

Red and white polka dot silk, B&J Fabrics, NYC. Sizes 32-44: 1 3/4 yards (1.5 meters) self, 90 × 50cm, interfacing, 13 buttons



Related Techniques


Garment Type
Bohemian, Business, Evening Wear, Preppy
Cotton, Blends, Silk


Art Director

35 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • 3564046593_8ccecf44e7_large

    Jul 26, 2010, 06.05 PMby elegant-impressions

    Oh my! The fist photo… Alden, you should frame it and hang it up! :-) The alexander blouse is a great pattern and I love this version too.


  • 6e3656aa7036783b3e4bbc29f34d1029385afafe_large

    Jul 26, 2010, 05.42 PMby wzrdreams

    Great job on this one! I really appreciate the notes on how you modified it specifically for Alden. The fit is really great on her and I LOVE the polka dots.

  • 3903532555_941a040211_m_large

    Jul 26, 2010, 05.28 PMby digitalskin

    Definite improvement on the original.

  • 2d04a0b3aca9a65f65e07e2bb5a1784e9dc3524f_large

    Jul 26, 2010, 05.21 PMby stellacadente

    This is great, I actually love it more than the original version. Seems this would be much more flattering for my body type with the dropped waist and longer peplum. Perfect!

  • Fullsizeoutput_11ea_large

    Jul 26, 2010, 05.18 PMby sew4my3

    Oh wow! Alden you look great, as usual! I love everything about this top, the fabric, the design and simplicity. Great job!

    2 Replies
    • Dahlnyc_1352392376_600_large

      Jul 26, 2010, 05.22 PMby alisondahl

      Her eyes look amazing in the homepage and top photograph right?! I love Alden in this look…

    • Fullsizeoutput_11ea_large

      Jul 26, 2010, 05.27 PMby sew4my3

      I see what you mean Alison, her eyes are amazing! Just the whole look with the white linen pants is so perfect on her. I think I may have to try this one for myself.

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 215 people added it

This project is based on