Monday, August 06, 2018

BurdaStyle Off-The-Shoulder Blouse 05/2018 #110 in a Floral Rayon Print

I showed you the Burda Off-The-Shoulder Blouse, 05/2018 #110 while I was in the process of sewing it up, and here is the final version!

I used a tropical print rayon challis that I found locally at SR Harris. I went back to purchase more fabric as I wanted to make matching pants to wear with this top (for a faux jumpsuit look). However there was less than two yards left on the bolt so I scrapped that idea!

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.
I think if I would have used a woven with some lycra, or made a larger FBA, this wouldn't be an issue.  Here's the photo of the model wearing the top and you don't see the pulling.

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!

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  1. It turned out so nicely! I liked this pattern a lot too. Maybe next summer!

    Hope life is calming down for you.

  2. Very nice Sharon. I had this one on my list as well for this summer. My sew life takes over whenever I try and plan projects. So this one has to move to next season or become a nice holiday top.

    As for the pulling, I see no problem since you do have your hands strongly on your hips. I like my clothes to fit very close to my body, which means hands on hips cause pulling on well fitting garments. You look great.

  3. If you know the manufacturer of the fabric, you can easily find another supplier by Googling the manufacturer and the name of the design or a longer process is the manufacturer and fabric content--sometimes you can go to a website that features that fabric and design. I've done this a few times to procure additional material. I love the faux jumpsuit idea. You get the look without the problems. I've done this a several times in short and ankle length versions.

  4. This is a really cool blouse and you are definitely sewing outside your comfort zone but it's a good thing! A really good thing!

  5. Lovely blouse and nice colors which suits you perfect!



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