Done and done: The yellow ruffle blouse

20160828_125528This is take two on this Burda PDF pattern. I wasn’t 100 per cent happy with my first, gingham version of this blouse, so I decided to make it again in this fun, drapey black and yellow print, which I stabilized the heck out of.

20160828_125602I’m particularly excited about this blouse for several reasons: The sheerness means it can be fun for a night out with a bandeau bra, or breezy for work layered over a cami. This fabric also matches the Hong Kong binding in my beautiful yellow jacket.

I also altered the pattern to make the fit breezier as the fabric is very  flowey and light. I decided to take out the vertical darts at the waist to make the front boxier and generally roomier. I also decided to round the hem and make the back much longer than the front in order to cover my bum. (Hello, leggings!)

20160828_125613The last little tweak I added was using matching covered buttons and using a lot of them. I wanted to make the ruffle-front look very victorian and I think I succeeded. I think I love this pattern so much now, I may make this top again in plaid for fall! We shall see…

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