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Next up: Burdastyle Peter Pan blouse

Burdastyle inspiration Peter pan blouse

The swing shorts are finished and they turned out nicely if I can say so myself. That means it’s time for my next sewing for Sicily project. This time I think I have the perfect match when it comes to fabric and pattern. I have an organza (or is it chiffon?) silk/cotton mix fabric that I bought in Copenhagen this spring during my fabric shopping tour and since this Burdastyle blouse pattern from the June issue is intended for sheer silks I think this combo will work very well. I’ll use silk organza to stabilize the button placket and collar.

Though I’m a little unsure about the bust darts, do they look nice in a transparent fabric? All the sheer silk projects I’ve done previously has either been lined or have no darts. 

8 Comments

  • anneke
    July 16, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    Maybe you could trim and finish the bust darts so they look more like seams? We did this on the lace portion of a wedding dress for a friend and it looked perfectly fine!

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    • Johanna
      July 17, 2016 at 6:41 am

      That's a neat tip, thank you! I've never tried it before but looked it up and it seems like a great method. Luckily though it looks like the dart will be less visible than I thought due to the busy print. I basted it yesterday and I think it will work fine as is!

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  • Raquel from J.C.
    July 16, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    Use this trick: The Bobbin Stitch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46ZTvJqhNiQ

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    • Johanna
      July 17, 2016 at 6:45 am

      Thank you! What a cool method, have never heard of it before. I'm gonna give it a try, but I think i'll do a couple of samples before I do it on my first:-)

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    • Raquel from J.C.
      July 17, 2016 at 11:05 am

      Great! Greetings from USA!

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  • Summer Flies
    July 17, 2016 at 1:08 am

    I don't think it will matter if you can see anything… I think when it is close to your body it won't be noticeable. RTW just make a dart like normal. I just watched that bobbin stitch which was super interesting and nothing I have heard of before. Looking forward to seeing your finished garments.

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    • Johanna
      July 17, 2016 at 6:47 am

      Yes you are right, I basted the dart yesterday and it looks much less visible than I thought, also due to the busy print. I'm gonna give this bobbin stitch method a try and report back once the garment is finished, always good to learn a few new tricks!

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