I love this blouse. I love the fabric, I love the pattern, I just love it.
Its a Burdastyle pattern featured on the cover of May 2010. A really pretty pattern that looks good tucked in or not. It is a fairly simple shirt pattern but sewing with silk georgette is never simple.
I always say as I’m sewing this kind of fabric that I will never never never sew with it again because its just so fiddly and just really annoying but when I’m in a fabric shop I always find myself walking out with some more silk georgette or chiffon tucked under my arm.
In fact I have some more in the stash intended for this very pattern.
There are only two things I will change about this pattern next time and one is to make the armhole a little bigger because its just a bit snug up under the armpit and when the rest of the blouse is so loose and flowy, it feels a bit weird having it tight around the underarm.
The other thing I would change is the arm length. On the pattern its 3/4 length which is one of my pet hates.
Yep, thats definitely something I should have measured before hand!
I just don’t see the point of 3/4 length, it feels weird having my wrists exposed unless its hot enough to wear a t-shirt and if you want to put a cardigan on its impossible to hold the ends of the sleeves and they end up gathered up around your biceps.
Mmmmm, so its sleeveless, t’shirt or full-length for me.
I went to the wonderful Buttonmania to get some buttons covered, its worth remembering that if you are using transparent fabrics like this she needs a piece of some sort of lining as well. I used some of the silk habutai that I made a camisole with.
Pattern from the burdastyle magazine May 2010 number 118.
Silk georgette for the blouse and silk habutai for the camisole underneath from Tessuti fabrics.
Buttonmania for the covered buttons.