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Silk JJ

I LOVE this blouse.  I actually posted this with my suit, but decided it needed/deserved it’s own page.  It’s not really a suit piece after all.

I made this using the JJ pattern on BurdaStyle.  Such a cute basic blouse pattern!  My favorite part is the poofy sleeves :)  I found the fabric on Fabric Mart for “only” $10/yd.  It’s a beautiful soft silk habotai with a bit of a sheen.

Since this is the first blouse I’ve made, I had to really take it slow to get everything right.  Also working with the silk was tough- especially doing the french seams!  So, all in all, this took about 10-12 hours to finish!  I couldn’t believe it!

The fit is fantastic- as always, BurdaStyle gets the fit right!

Alterations

  • not too much really, just eliminated the three smaller ruffles in favor of a big one down the middle (this also made me do the button strip a bit differently).
  • finished all seams using french seams because of the fabric’s nature to unravel

Pictures

Suit 2c

Suit 2a

Suit 2b

JJ 2

JJ 3

JJ 4

my chest is smaller than the dressform goes… how sad!

JJ 5

JJ 6

love the cute little button details🙂

JJ 7

the inside… my pretty french seams🙂

JJ 8

One Comment leave one →
  1. Jessica permalink
    May 23, 2010 3:15 pm

    I absolutely love this blouse! The fabric is great and it fits you perfectly. I’ve downloaded the pattern and plan to make this soon. It’s perfect for the office!

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