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!
- 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
my chest is smaller than the dressform goes… how sad!
love the cute little button details 🙂
the inside… my pretty french seams 🙂