Burda 7255 – take 2

by Draped in Cloudlets on April 21, 2014 · 3 comments

in 1950s,Blouses,Modern Patterns

About a year ago I rediscovered sewing as a hobby and made a blouse after Burda’s retro 1950s  pattern Nr. 7255 and shortly after that another one because I was so enthusiastic about it. Unfortunately I was much less happy with my second version - the cheap polyester fabric that I used had small blemishes and made the blouse look like a blouson because of it’s drape. I hid it away in my closet and only found it again a few weeks ago – and noticed that it is not that bad at all. I would of course change a few things if I would make it again – the bust dart is a bit too high and the collar not perfectly set in, also I would take in some of the excess fabric at the waist and back (why all Burda patterns that are designed for fabrics without stretch are way to big is beyond me…). But apart from that the blouse is pretty cute and absolutely wearable in the nice spring weather that we have here.

A few more pictures are on my blog, Draped in Cloudlets!

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My name is Rike, I grew up by the baltic sea and moved to Cologne a few years ago. I am interested in art and illustrations, vintage and modern fashion and most things cute and beautiful.

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Patrice April 22, 2014 at 5:37 pm

I like it, especially the pleat down the center back. It goes well with the full skirt.


Bellis Winter April 25, 2014 at 2:12 am

it’s so cute


Lynnie May 20, 2014 at 1:50 am

Very nice, love all the details, you did a great job.


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