Just like everyone else in the sewing community, my heart skipped a beat when I saw this wrapped blouse pattern in Burda Magazine.
I loved the simple shape, and figured this might turn out to be the white blouse I’ve been looking for.
I had some blue cupro satin in my stash. Normally I would go for fabric with a bit more body, but I decided to test the pattern with this fabric. I broadened the shoulders a bit, since that’s the part that’s always a bit too narrow for me with Burda patterns. I also lengthened the hem with 5 cm. I’m tall (1.80 m), so perhaps that’s not necessary when you have a ‘normal’ length.
I’m pretty happy with the result, although I’m definitely going for fabric with a bit more ‘stiffness’ the next time I make this blouse. I think supple cotton suits this pattern best. I think my version turned out a bit too ‘whobbly’ because of the slippery fabric. And, fair enough, I really should have ironed the shirt before taking pictures of it 😉 But I’m really happy with it, as shown with this ill attempt at making a charming jumping picture in my brand new blouse: