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Freya Stark | profile | all galleries >> Burda 8218 tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

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Burda 8218

I have just made this pattern for a fitted summer blouse with a shawl collar. My fabric is a spotted Swiss cotton sateen from Clegs, which I've had for about three years. After a few disappointing projects, I made a special effort to get the fit right, and cut a size larger at the bust but my usual size elsewhere. The result is a bit too loose fitting, yet the hips could have benefited from slight extra ease. The sleeves - which I made without cuffs - seem a bit too long and too full but not disastrously so. The neck is too deep for my liking, disappointingly. Nevertheless it's a wearable garment.
Envelope illustration
Envelope illustration
Envelope diagrams
Envelope diagrams
Alterations pencilled on the tissue
Alterations pencilled on the tissue
Vertical darts stop here
Vertical darts stop here
The finished blouse
The finished blouse
Next version: in this tropical print cotton from Spotlight
Next version: in this tropical print cotton from Spotlight
The second version: a better fit
The second version: a better fit