This Burdastyle 2018-02 #128 3/4 Sleeve Blouse is made of a pattern from the Burda Plus Size collection. This pattern was also released in the February edition of the Burda Style magazine. I bought this magazine to make this blouse for my mother. My mother had asked me to make a relax fitted blouse out of striped fabric. Sadly enough my previous bought fabric had a higher shrinkage percentage then I expected. New fabric was found at A.Boeken in Amsterdam where I also bought the fabric to make the LMV Aspen poloshirt. This is a 100% cotton striped fabric.
Pattern for the Burdastyle 2018-02 #128 3/4 Sleeve Blouse
This blouse has its origine from a classic dress shirt. A shoulder yoke, button placket, center back plaid and cuffs are still there. To give this blouse a feminine touch some details have been changed. The classic collar has become a V-neck with a small V-cut collar at the shoulder yoke, instead of one there are two breast pockets and the cuffs have tying band.
My mother wanted her version without the cuffs so she could easier roll up the sleeves. She also told me to skip the breast pockets as well. A small alterations was made to make a better fit for her high, round back.
Cutting and Stitching
I made size 48. All pattern pieces are cut individually to be sure all stripes are running through. All shoulder yokes are cut horizontal. This requires a little bit more fabric then the advised amount of 2.15 meter. I bought only 10 centimeters more due to the fact I didn’t need to cut the pockets and cuffs. This little bit of extra was enough to cut the blouse in the size and length my mother wanted.
The Burda gives this blouse three points sewing level which means advanced seamstress. This is correct due to the sewing of the V-neckline and collar. My advice is however don’t always be afraid of these indications. With some patience one can achieve a lot. At the end my experience was that the sewing of this V-neckline collar was almost the same as sewing a collar stand. The sleeves are finished with a small double hem.
Time and Costs
Time: tracing the pattern 45 minutes; cutting 90 minutes; basting, stitching and finishing 10 hours
Costs: Burda style € 6,50; fabric € 33,75; yarn € 3,50; interfacing € 1,00; buttons € 2,50
My mother is very pleased with her new blouse. The V-neckline collar suits her well and the sleeves are easy to roll up for her. This Burdastyle 2018-02 #128 3/4 Sleeve Blouse is a nice change of her regular T-shirts. Well designed sewing patterns for clothes with a good fit for elderly are hard to find.
I used a 100% cotton fabric to make this blouse. It fitted perfect in the Rag bags and Glad rags Sew Plastic Free challenge. You want to know more? You can read all about it in my next blogpost tomorrow.