Yes, OK, it looks fairly similar to the previous two but let me tell you new skills were indeed learnt in the making of this BurdaStyle 042013 pleated blouse!
This third blouse/top is different because I got to practice my rolled hemming using my new feet to finish off (rather successfully!) the ends of the sleeves.
And it has a yoke!!!
I’m sure it was some sort of miracle which led to the yoke exactly fitting into where it was supposed to go. I couldn’t quite believe that I had pulled it off. Must have been all that very carefully cutting out!
After making my toile I took the side seams in a good couple of inches.
I don’t look good in a shapeless sack.
After a quick pose in the garden
I have come to realise that as much time is spent cutting out and marking up the pieces than is spent in actual sewing.
And that patterns vary considerably in their level of instruction.
This Burdastyle pdf came with rather limited instructions.
So I have another top for work and I am wearing it today! This fabric at £2.40/m is behaving very well and does not crease whatsoever!
My next make will not incorporate pleats at the neck but will incorporate an invisible zip, sleeves and a PeterPan collar! Get me!
Love Lucie x