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Wednesday, 25 April 2018

BurdaStyle 04/2018 - 108 Blouse

I like a lot of things in the April issue of BurdaStyle, but I always like to start things off with something easy.  This is #108, the ruffle sleeved blouse.  The magazine refers to view A and B, but the only difference is the fabric, which is kind of cheating a bit if you ask me!

http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/ruffle-sleeve-top-042018



No one can ever say I am an early adopter of trends, but it seems that eventually they grow on me, or perhaps just become unavoidable and wear me down!  Now it is the turn of ruffles although I'm really only dipping my toes as I left off the ruffles at the shoulder and the sleeve ones are quite subtle.  The instructions say to leave the edges of the ruffles raw, but I'm not quite ready to go that far yet so mine are finished with a narrow hem.


As you can see from the line drawing it is very boxy - in fact it is practically a square and when I went to sew the side seams I ended up sewing the front and back hems together instead - doh!! 

I thought the neckline bias facing would be difficult at the V, but the instructions have a really good  method and you just fold the ends at that point and clip after sewing. 


I cut the neckline at the smallest size and it still has a tendency to slip off the shoulder a bit so I will probably go back and add some shoulder stays to stop that so I'm not fussing with it when I wear it.


It is pretty quick and easy to make and I used a remnant of this soft cotton print so I think it will be great for the summer.  





I didn't intend for it to be worn with the skirt I made recently from the same fabric, but it works so I might use these pieces as a jumping off point for a mini summer wardrobe.









14 comments:

  1. Pretty fabric and looks nice in that style.

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  2. I was eyeing this too, to be done after I finish the Easy kimono shirt. Uncanny how you are always way ahead of me in choosing a great pattern. But I'll do the upper ruffle, at least on a wearable muslim.
    You have great style and always make me miss my decades in Hong Kong.
    XXXX
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  3. I love how you organize your blog, with the photos on the dummy first and then on you. Pretty Blouse!

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  4. What a pretty top! Very feminine. It looks like it coordinates so well with other pieces of your wardrobe!

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  5. Perfect fabric for the style. Think you were right to reduce the ruffles as it looks great!

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  6. That looks good, particularly with the matching skirt.

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  7. Such a lovely top - and just the right amount of ruffles.

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  8. I was looking at this one and passed due to the body shape as I can’t pull off the belt like you can! I’m glad you sewed it as it looks like it’ll be a lovely addition to your wardrobe!

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  9. Lovey top and I like the look of the dress but you have the advantage that they can be mixed and matched with other pieces. Like you fads take a while to end up in my sewing but they do eventually.

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  11. It's a great top and it's gorgeous with the black skirt, but it's got a totally different feel with it's matching skirt. Perfect for a summer holiday.

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  12. Super cute! The ruffles are nice. I think trends “wearing us down” is a good way to describe it... I’ve been eyeing ruffle tops lately and I’m like, what is wrong with me? But, I think your subtle ruffle top has pushed me over the edge...

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  13. Very stylish top. It looks really great with the black skirt.

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