Can it really be the middle of June already? I feel as if I've barely begun sewing the items I have planned for the summer, including the multiple designs I've marked in my BurdaStyle magazines. I've subscribed to Burda Style magazine for nearly ten years, and every month I mark the ones I want to sew, but find that I don't always take time to trace, alter, and sew the designs I've chosen. Until now. One of the 2018 goals I set for myself is to sew at least one item from every magazine issue.
At the moment I'm working on the Off-The-Shoulder Blouse #110 from the May 2018 magazine. It's also available as a downloadable pattern on the BurdaStyle website. I choose this beautiful floral rayon challis as my fabric.
SR Harris. It was only $6/yard (because all fabric at SR Harris is 50% off the price marked on the bolt).
The only negative about using this fabric is the need to iron it after
laundering. I knew that before I purchased the fabric, but the design
of the Burda blouse is simple enough that I'll be able to iron it easily. Plus I really like ironing :-)
As I was preparing to lay out my pattern pieces, I noticed "Jams World" written on the selvage. I didn't know if it was a designer or manufacturer, but a quick Google search provided my answer. Apparently Jams World has been making and selling clothing in Hawaii since 1964.
The only alteration I made to the pattern was to do full bust adjustment (FBA), which is one of my usual alterations.
I like the shoulder ties as it covers my bra straps (or will once I'm done). I ended up bringing the shoulder ties in closer to the center front and back of the top than what was marked on the pattern. If you sew this I would try the blouse on and adjust the placement of the ties before permanently stitching them in place.
As I mentioned above, one of my 2018 goals is to sew at least one garment from my BurdaStyle magazines. That's why when I was contacted by BurdaStyle to see if I was interested in being one of their Influencers, I didn't hesitate to say yes! You can read more about it, and meet the other Influencers, on this BurdaStyle blog post. As an Influencer, I do receive one downloadable pattern per month at no cost, and this was the pattern I choose for June.
Stay tuned as I hope to finish the top, and sew matching pants yet this week!