#9 of my 27 Dresses Challenge is done and ready for a trip to the park.
I finally realised that I seem to always sew dresses that are pretty, but which I almost never wear. Furthermore they tend to take several days to make (with all my unpicking…) and this often isn’t very motivating. That’s why I decided to sew something very casual, summery and which would be easy and quick to finish.
I rummaged through all my Burdastyle magazines and found this cute pattern of a summer wrap blouse. It’s in the Burda issue 4/2013, #120A (the black one). They also have the same blouse in white, but without the shirring on the sleeves (tie blouse #120B).
After only taking small pains to style the last dress, this time I made an effort and styled the blouse in two different ways.
I think it looks best with a high waisted skirt, otherwise tummy shirts might look quite tacky.
The pattern was easy to work with and although the instructions aren’t the best, the pattern is sort of self-explanatory.
I used a slightly sheer black cotton. Not the best choice, since it crinkles the instant you touch it, but now I think it’s fine. a) I won’t need to press this blouse and b) it goes well with the casual cut I think.
I covered the button myself using the same black cotton fabric.
6 thoughts on “Summer Wrap Blouse”
This looks stunning on you! I am not adventurous enough to wear a midriff exposing shirt, so kudos to you!
I just sewed a few things in a similar cotton (different color) and the wrinkling drives me mad. One was a skirt, so it is constantly wrinkly. I need to just embrace the wrinkles 🙂
🙂 I now sort of like the wrinkles, it’s a casual blouse anyways. But now I always check the fabric for how easily it wrinkles before buying. Just scrunch it up with one hand, if it stays like that when you open your hand, you won’t get rid of the wrinkles 🙂
I like the wrinkles too. I love both skirts you paired it with as well!! You did a lovely job, as always!!!
Sehr schöne Bilder! Mir gefällt der Stoff auch sehr gut, passt gut zu dem Schnitt der Bluse …
I have this on my list to sew. Yours looks fab. https://www.facebook.com/SassySewingBees