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BWOF 01-2008-106 (1)

English Nederlands

This will be the next blouse from the BWOF January issue, it's for my daughter. I traced a 38 for her, which I trust will be fine. She only gave a veto to the small collar, so I changed that to conventional collar/stand proportions.

This post is mainly to describe how I did the pleats. The instructions tell you to make the pleats first in a piece of fabric, and then cut the front pattern part from that. And that's what I did. A bit out of the ordinary was my way of marking the pleats.

1. I marked them with a tracing wheel, with a fleece fabric underneat, so that the markings were clear, but you don't have to wash out any markings or take out basting stitches.

2. I folded on the markings thus made, pinned and sewed the pleats on a 5 mm distance, as per the BWOF instructions.

3. Pressed, ready to cut the pattern. And that's what I will do tonight.

Other news: I found the fabric for the knock-off jacket.

And I've bought my first fabric for spring. I'm so looking forward to more light and another type of clothes and fabric.
Dit wordt de volgende bloes uit het januari nummer van Burda, bedoeld voor m'n dochter. Voor haar heb ik 38 getekend, en ik ben ervan overtuigd dat dit de goede maat zal zijn. De kraag vond ze "drie keer niks" en die heb ik dus tot normale proporties teruggebracht.

De manier waarop ik de plooien heb gemaakt is een beetje anders dan in de Burda beschreven staat, ik heb ze wel eerst in een stuk stof gemaakt waaruit dan het patroondeel geknipt moet worden. Zo wordt het ook in de Burda gedaan.

1. De plooien heb ik met een raderwieltje gemarkeerd, zodat ze zichtbaar zijn, maar je hoeft later niets uit te wassen of uit te halen.

2. Vervolgens op deze lijnen gevouwen, gespeld en op 5 mm afstand genaaid, zoals in de instructies beschreven.

3. Geperst en klaar om het patroondeel uit te knippen. En dat ga ik vanavond doen.

Ander nieuws: ik heb de stof gevonden voor het "namaak" jasje.

En ik heb de eerste stof voor de lente gekocht. Ik kijk zo uit naar meer licht en vooral naar andere stoffen en kleren.


  1. Brilliant marking tip! You really are getting value for money out of your January issue! Looking forward to following your progress on all these projects.

  2. What a clever way of marking the pleats, I'm going to remember that one.

  3. Wow! This method seems to be so easy... I've already made this shirt once, but without the pleats, I was afraid of them. I think I will cut another one soon !


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