Per my usual pattern alterations, I did a full bust adjustment (FBA) to this pattern before cutting it out. I also went up one size due to the close-fit of the blouse.
This is a wrap blouse that closes with snaps. I was hesitant about that, but decided to follow the pattern as designed.
You'll see that even with me going up one size and adding the FBA, the snaps pull. I'm going to replace the snaps with buttons and see if that helps, as right now I'm afraid a snap will unsnap when I'm wearing the blouse.
Other than that, I think this is a great top!
When I agreed to be a Burda Influencer, I decided to use the opportunity to push myself to sew garments out of my comfort zone. After all, I already subscribe to the monthly BurdaStyle magazine. The magazine includes all of the patterns that are available as PDF downloads on the BurdaStyle website.
Every month I am choosing a pattern I would not normally wear. Such as this blouse! With it's defined waist, deep V front, and off the shoulder neckline, I might have passed on this one as "not being practical" (those darn Midwestern values, LOL). I'm really glad I choose this blouse as I find it fun to wear and it makes me look as if I have a waistline!
This was my June Burda Influencer project, and due to some unexpected life circumstances, it's posted on my blog much later than planned. If you follow me on Instagram (@sharonmads) you already saw the completed top. This pattern can be purchased online here: 05/2018 #110 Off-The-Shoulder Blouse.
My July Burda Influencer project is also behind schedule due to those unexpected life circumstances. You know what? As much as I love sewing, family always comes first. Always. I did post muslin pics on my Instagram account if you want a sneak peek of the project (It's the 07-2017 #102 drawstring romper). I'm making a few changes and sewing it out of a pink silk.
As a Burda Influencer I received both of these PDF patterns at no cost.
Come back to see my finished silk jumpsuit soon!