I put a small piece of fabric from each tailored model in the transparent sleeve for cutting. My mother rolled her patterns in a drawer, also tied together with the processed fabrics. I prefer folders, so I fold and add patterns. So I sewed the blouse model 102 from Burda 2/16 nine times according to my fabric samples… The first model made of cheap lace is no longer available, I gave another one away. I wear all the others, some a lot, others rarely. Most are light summer blouses, casual and suitable for everyday use (here in red and patterned or in blue print).
For this pink handwoven jacquard by Karlotta Pink I was looking for a “rescue model”. Actually, I wanted to make a patterned blouse (described in sky, lilac, ocean) out of it. But I cut it too small, no idea why, that’s just the way it is. I should be able to do that. At that time I had bought two pieces of fabric from the same collection that were perfectly coordinated in terms of colour. I also wanted to combine them in the original model. In any case, I had to find some form of patchwork from the two patterns and already cut fabrics in order to gain enough fabric width again. It’s always exciting because I never quite know exactly what will come out, but the result is delightful.
Because I just got the desire and, above all, the patience to play around, I tried some unusual sleeve endings, inspired by the book “The Perfect Blouse Cut” by Stefanie Kroth. All in all a very nice, distinctive blouse.
Conclusion: Maybe incomprehensible for some, but a cut that you like in many colors and patterns, that’s great!
Cut: Burda 2/16, model 102
Fabrics: Cotton lace: MyTex, Indian cotton jacquard: Karlotta Pink