I knew I needed to make another wrap front blouse.
The teenage fashion critic does not approve of the print for this style. I confess I did buy this fabric with a fun winter coat lining in mind.
She does think the blouse is almost acceptable under a jacket (ie well hidden..).
I like it either way and I’m sure it will brighten up my winter work wardrobe.
Pattern: BurdaStyle 09-2010-111
Size: 36-42, I made a 42 grading out to 44 to the hips
Fabric: Stretch polyester
Changes I made
I was prewarned about the ties on the sleeves being annoying to wear, so I left them off. I thought I would sew elastic into the sleeve seam at the bottom but instead I made tucks and stitched them along the sleeve seam. This gives the overlong-sleeve-draping-onto- hand effect, but without the ties.
Instead of two buttons on both sides of the hip part of the blouse, I added one bright red one on the left side (it might be bright red but its well hidden by the very busy pattern!).
On the inner right side I added ties a bit like you get on some wrap front dressing gowns. The ends drape down out from the bottom of the blouse (as above) or I can tuck them in.
The ties are probably not a great idea, but they are workable on this version.
This blouse makes me smile!