Black silk and a little see-through

October 21, 2015 2 Comments

Black silk and a little see-through

October 21, 2015 2 Comments

Burdastyle silk and lace blouse

Burdastyle silk and lace blouse

I began making this blouse a month ago, but along the way I lost my motivation, mostly because I used that evil silk again and also because I wasn’t loving the voluminous shape of the blouse. But last Friday, after the blouse had been staring at me for weeks from my dress form, I made a wow: Finish the blouse, then I can start working on my cardigan.

Burdastyle silk and lace blouse

So I got to work and redid what I disliked the most; the waistband and the lower front pleats which doesn’t align with the upper pleats. I made the waist band wider and stabilized it with silk organza which made a huge difference for the overall look. Also the pleats look somewhat better now.

Burdastyle silk and lace blouse

Burdastyle silk and lace blouse

I used self fabric bias tape for the sleeves and neckline. As I said previously the volume is kinda big in the front, which is not something I’m used too. I think the style might grow on me though and would perhaps be a good choice for those instances when you want to dress up a bit but not too much. I’m going away on a work conference today and should probably pack this blouse as a dinner attire to see how it feels out in the real world.

The pattern is from Burdastyle issue 5/2015 and I’ve reviewed it here. 

Johanna

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  • Digs October 24, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    This is a beautiful top. I also liked your other silk top, with the contrast piping, but this one is really gorgeous. I honestly don't think anyone but you will look at the pleats near the waistband in such a silk top that's so beautiful above.

    • Johanna October 25, 2015 at 10:06 am

      Thank you for your kind words! I've worn it once now and feel much better about it. I think my blah feelings was mostly about how different the blouse looked was from my initial idea, and that the sewing process was quite difficult, which always influence my opinions about a project.

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