Learn How SIMPLE
Digital Patterns Really Are!

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


Added Dec 11, 2015

by Maria Hayek

Asker, Norway






Winter and Christmas/New Year are closing in and I wanted something that is wintery and sparkly. Something that can be used in the evening but also with jeans during the day. So I came up with this blouse.
My take on this material mix pattern was a bit crazy, but it turned out nice…I used scuba mesh for the middle bits, (very!) delicate knit for the sides and sparkly tulle for the arms. I also used the tulle for the front and back yokes.
Due to the amazing tendency of the knit to unravel, I used bias satin tape for the collar and hem (and inner shoulder seams).
On the negative side, since the scuba is a bit bulky, it’s challenging to wear inside skirts and pants, or at least some shapes of them. I end up looking fat or like I have huge boobs :D
Already worn it to a night in town where the photos were taken, and also to work today with a pair of black skinny jeans :)

Material Notes

Scuba mesh for front and back centres
Light knit for fron and back side panels
Tulle with rhinestones for front and back yokes and sleeves




Garment Type
Casual, Evening Wear
Knits/Jersey, Polyester, Tulle

11 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • Olga_large

    Dec 27, 2015, 12.17 AMby RedBelka

    Great blouse! Love the fabrics you used!

    1 Reply
    • Img_3596_2__large

      Dec 27, 2015, 12.21 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Olga, so nice to hear :)

  • Rita_for_burdastyle_photo_large

    Dec 23, 2015, 03.46 AMby rita61

    Great fabric choices/colours. Looks nice on you.

    1 Reply
    • Img_3596_2__large

      Dec 23, 2015, 06.31 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Rita :)

  • _dsc0426_large

    Dec 16, 2015, 10.21 PMby Mirei71

    Hey Maria This is a really brave mix and it turned out fantastic!! You look gorgeous in it. Suits so good to Christmas time but I am sure you can wear this through the year on parties, weddings, dinners… I love it!!! Hugs Mirella

    1 Reply
    • Img_3596_2__large

      Dec 17, 2015, 06.16 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thanks Mirella! It does feel and look very Christmas to me too, but I think it’ll be used outside of that time of year as well, you’re right :)

  • Profil1_large

    Dec 13, 2015, 09.02 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    This is gorgeous!!! I can imagine it was not easy handling those delicate materials but you’ve done a great job. The fabric combination is smashing!

    1 Reply
    • Img_3596_2__large

      Dec 13, 2015, 09.37 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Elpida, that is so nice to hear :)

  • Oou_large

    Dec 13, 2015, 06.27 PMby Danela Novakovic-Djordjevic

    Excellent! Some day I am going to use that pattern, I like it so much.

    1 Reply
    • Img_3596_2__large

      Dec 13, 2015, 09.36 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you! you should, it’s very versatile and depending on the fabrics you chose, you can use it anywhere :)

  • 11865051_10153538248612387_1057386715620973186_o_large

    Dec 12, 2015, 02.19 PMby Beccki

    What a fantastic top, I love the sparkly tulle and how you have mixed the fabrics, beautiful work. :-)

    1 Reply
    • Img_3596_2__large

      Dec 12, 2015, 05.55 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thanks Beccki :) So nice to hear such nice words

  • _34_large

    Dec 11, 2015, 10.11 PMby liliv-1

    It’s really very easy to dress up or down this fabulous top:) Love it:)

    1 Reply
  • El_large

    Dec 11, 2015, 09.59 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Såå stilig! Flott kombinasjon :) Jeg vet at det rosa er veldig delikat siden jeg har sydd en enkel kjole av det samme stoff..

    1 Reply
    • Img_3596_2__large

      Dec 11, 2015, 10.03 PMby Maria Hayek

      Tusen takk Ellen! Jeg så kjolen din også en uke eller to siden, så jeg vet at du ver :)

  • Image_large

    Dec 11, 2015, 07.51 PMby SueMH

    Really nice combination of fabrics and colours. Looks beautiful on you.

    1 Reply
    • Img_3596_2__large

      Dec 11, 2015, 08.06 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Sue :)

  • Dsc02613_refekt_large

    Dec 11, 2015, 07.38 PMby eigirde

    I love the colors and how they match with each other. Nice blouse!

    1 Reply
    • Img_3596_2__large

      Dec 11, 2015, 08.06 PMby Maria Hayek

      So nice to hear! Thank you :)

  • 03003e1f_2_large

    Dec 11, 2015, 04.39 PMby sewing fanatic

    stunning x

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

Add to Favorites no one added it