I have been wanting to make the blouse pictured in Burda 8856 for a very long time.
I made this in a size 10 (36) and did not have any alterations. It fits great! I adore this blue, tropical, textured, polyester chiffon. Once I figured out what kind of needle worked best with the fabric, sewing it was a breeze. There is a mini-wardrobe contest going on over at The Sewing Pattern Review website that I may decide to enter, with this being one of the pieces.
I sewed french seams at the side seams, and made my own thread loops on the back with embroidery floss. Instead of turning the armholes under, I used self-bias to trim them. This blouse also has a self-tie to complete the look.
I have a skirt in mind to go with this. It will be made out of a a cream colored linen. I am looking forward to completing the whole outfit and possibly a whole mini-wardrobe.
My name is Shannon, but my siblings call me Mushy... I am a 44 year old wife and mom. I started sewing in junior high or high school on my mom's Viking. I had an amazing Home Economics teacher who taught me solid techniques. By my junior year, I had sewn a Vogue Bellville Sassoon dress, rated "advanced" for prom. Sewing runs in the family. I was bound to catch the "bug". I hope to inspire you to pursue your sewing interests as I have been inspired by others in the sewing community to pursue mine. Thanks for visiting!