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BurdaStyle February 2010 - 113

The blouse is finished and I kept all details from the pattern, including the cuffs. I wore it today, worked on it at my computer and they didn't irritate me. I won't make a jacket with zippers at the sleeves for example, because I know from experience that these are disturbing me while I'm working.
 
I'll write a review later, but I don't have time for that now. I've taken no detail pictures yet either. It was an easy blouse to make. I used french seams, and this gives a nice finish to the inside too.
 
The fabric is linen in a quality that makes it easy to work with, collar and cuff interfacing is from Pam, wonderful quality as always.
The main thing I altered were the buttons on the cuff. In the pattern the buttonholes are inside the cuff, but I made them in the double layer of the cuffs, so the buttons are visible on the outside of the cuff. It was clear that the cuffs would ‘fall down’ when done as described.
You can see that from the BurdaStyle picture too, a detail of that picture is below. I changed the picture as it is a white blouse on a white background, in which the details are hardly visible. This is a link to the picture on the Burda website.
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The length is in between the length of blouse no. 114 and 113, which are basically the same patterns. 
It’s good to make a few of these quick projects. I’m mentally preparing for pants again.

Comments

  1. That is a very pretty blouse. The fancy cuffs look nice and I like the way you did the buttonholes on the cuffs.

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  2. Great looking blouse - the fit looks excellent and I love how you have done the cuffs.

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  3. The quality of the fabric shows in the garment. I love the detailing.

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  4. That is very cute and fits so well. Love the print, why oh why am I so attracted to black and white?

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  5. Beautiful blouse! I just finished making that blouse Saturday and wore it to work yesterday! I did alter the cuffs though to just a regular cuff as I thought it might be annoying to me while I work.

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  6. Lovely work - the neckline shape is very flattering.

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  7. That is one good looking, well fitted blouse. Love the fabric.

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  8. I never find shirts to be a quick project, but I really must make some. Yours looks fabulous and your cuff treatment was a good idea.

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  9. Stunning shirt. I have to say again, that I love the fabric and am so glad you kept all the details. They look beautiful.

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  10. A terrific blouse. You've got the fit down perfectly and it looks great on you. Glad to hear that the cuffs don't bother you when you're typing. Those are the details that gets the item worn or has it sitting in your closet.

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  11. Great looking shirt and fabric!

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  12. Beautiful fabric! Love the details.

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  13. I don't hink that blouse would have been that quick! Love the details and it fits you beautifully.

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  14. Very lovely blouse, gorgeous fabric, nice fit and beautiful sewing.

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  15. Excellent blouse, the cuff detail is nice!

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  16. Such a smart blouse. The print and cuffs make it interesting, but the fabulous fit is what I really admire.

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  17. I love the print you chose for this blouse. It's exciting and classy at the same time.

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  18. Staat je prachtig deze blouse! Ik herken het van de zippers in de mouwen, ik heb een zo'n shirt en wordt er gek van, haha

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  19. This is a lovely blouse, especially the print and the cuff detailing. I also saw your recent jacket post as well --- just stunning and such a flattering cut!

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  20. Very smart! Love all those little details, they make it very high end, along with the gorgeous fabric you chose.

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  21. Your clothes always fit you so perfecly, and are well tailored. I like the black/white print. A nice piece for your wardrobe.

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  22. (catching up)
    That's a fantastic looking blouse, very elegant! The fabric wwas an excellent choice!

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