Skip to main content

Another Patrones for DD

Thank you for all your compliments and tips on wearing for the pants. DD wore them today, and thinks they're fine. I'm pretty sure your comments helped in her positive attitude.

Before going back to sewing for myself I'm making DD a blouse from the same Patrones issue as the pants. It's her birthday next Sunday, and though I don't make her new birthday clothes each year, I've done it regularly. This year I promised to make her this blouse.


It is a blouse with back yoke, collar with stand, darts in front and back and a special ruche at the front. I made the ruche first with the pattern part, but it was too wide. Then I just cut a 4 cm wide bias strip of fabric, made a rolled hem with my new serger (I bought a Bernina again, I'll write a post about it another time) and gathered that strip to the front. We both think this is much better, certainly with the plaid, which looks strange in the first version, on the left.

The fabric is cotton with a metallic thread, and when you press it using steam, there are threads in it that shrink, making the overall appearance a little wrinkled.

Summerset, I took another look at your posts of the Easter suit, I love the jacket even more. I hadn't realized that you had made it already, as at the time you made it, I didn't have the Patrones issue myself. Same for the pants. I'm going to read your posts in detail once I get to this pattern. And Matrosehase, I'll make a muslin for sure, so that I can check fit and the size of the collar. Thank you for the warning, I'll pay extra attention to that.

Vicky: Patrones does have line drawings, and a cutting layout with each pattern. Finding the pattern pieces is just as easy (or difficult as you like) as with BWOF. But BWOF has instructions in different languages, depending on the country you live, while Patrones is only available in Spanish.


  1. Sigrid, this is a wonderful blouse. I really like the design and your fabric, your dd will love it.

  2. Lucky DD! I agree that the changes you made to the ruffle look much better than the original

  3. Wow! The pic on the right looks great. The front looks so much neater and stylish with the changes. What a great look!

  4. Very cute blouse. I agree the one on the right seems to be more like the model photo from the magazine. Much better choice.

  5. Sigrid, that plaid fabric is the perfect choice for this blouse! The ruffle looks wonderful too!

  6. Sigrid .- pretty blouse. I do love the effect of this crumpled tissue. Best wishes, Paco


Post a Comment

It's always nice to have feedback on what I'm posting about. All comments, also positive criticism, are always highly appreciated.
Leuk als je een berichtje schrijft, altijd leuk om te lezen, ook opbouwende kritiek!

Popular posts from this blog

How to sew a sleeveless top with facings

How lovely to read the nice comments on my jacket. Grumpy without coffee commented that the original artist for the cartoon (which apparently was for books) was Sarah Andersen. Thank you for mentioning it. Beckster asked about the way I closed the center back seam of the lining. I did it by machine. She also said “Although I have not tried it, I have been told that the lining can be made by using the pattern minus the seam allowance and facings.” Well, certainly not without seam allowances, it should be without hem and without the facings. Important is that you have about 5 cm hem in the jacket for this to work. And I would always make a center back pleat. It gives you space to move without the lining pulling on the fabric. Next time I make a jacket I will try to make photos of the process of bagging the lining (Patsijean said she would have liked to see them and probably more would be interested). Might take a while though, see the end of this post.-----------------------------I mad…

Hilarious description

This week I bought the January Burda issue and browsing through it this top, and especially its description had my attention. Written by someone who has no understanding of modern, functional fabrics and never goes to the gym. Don’t know whether it’s the same in the English issue of the magazine, but in Dutch it says “Sport shirts often have the disadvantage to be close fitted.  This restricts your movement. Our suggestion: make this shirt with a full draped back.“I didn’t care to check their description of sports shirts they published before, but thought this one was hilarious.Off to trace a pattern from this magazine (not this one).

Lining a vest

In this post I'll describe how to line a vest. This description is based on the technique that is described in a Burda sewing book I have (in Dutch).

For your information: here you can find this description in a PDF-file.

First the result of the vest, I had no buttons to go with it, will add these later.

The back of the lining is cut 3-4 centimeters from the fold of the fabric. This gives moving space and prevents your outer fabric from pulling.

Sew the center back seam partially: 5 centimeters on the top, and a few centimetres in the waist and on the bottom.

Sew outside of vest as normal, but do not sew the side seams.

Sew lining, without sewing side seams.

Pin and seam vest and lining at front, armholes and back hem. Stitch to the exact seamline of the sideseam, not over it (see next picture)

Make sure you mark the side seam, to be sure that you do not stitch too far.

Clip all round seams, grade seams if your fabric is thick.

Turn the vest by putting your hand through the side s…