Such kind people read my blog - a very generous reader in country Victoria (my reason for not naming names is that this lovely lady does not seem to have an internet presence, so I don't want to give her one she might not want) offered to lend her issue of the magazine to me, and I have made very good use of her pattern. Thank you!
On receiving the magazine, I was rather surprized to see that this was a pattern for fine jersey knits, the Slapdash Seamstress having aroused my
Being a person who plays by the rules with my sewing (mostly), first I obediently made this up in a rather nice silk jersey in cream.(Fabric from Greenfields, Surry Hills).
I added a cuff instead of Burda's elastic gathering, as I didn't fancy floaty bits over my hands.
It is so nice to wear, and looks terrific with everything - according to me, if not this photo, in which there are odd wrinkles.
However, I really wanted a silk chiffon version, so I sewed up version 2 in a silk/cotton batiste to check out the properties of this pattern in a woven.
I had horrible trouble with the armscyes. They felt nastily restrictive, despite retrofitting depth changes in this region. (All seams are french, which may have been a mistake)
However, when I behave in a ladylike manner, doing such polite things such as attending a relative visiting lunch (the occasion for this outfit) the blouse is perfectly comfortable, and I can even drive it in - but not hang out the washing, which seems to be a requirement for every outfit I own :).
Version 3 was still not silk chiffon. I needed a comfortable yet somewhat smart blouse for attendance at a conference in chilly Spring temperatures in Melbourne, so brought out a Liberty print silk crepe de chine (Fabric from Goldhawk Rd, London).
This is such a practical and quick to sew garment. I wonder if anyone will notice if I make a few more. I don't have a silk chiffon one yet!
Stashbusting statistics, 6m of fabrics dating from 2009-1012