Burda World of Fashion June 2008 (Burda Tendances Modes juin 2008) – Blouse 107 B
I traced this pattern and cut out the blouse at my parents’ country house last month; but I sewed it only this week. It may appear a bit outdated, given it’s now autumn in France (and a cold one at that). I don’t care. I just had to make this light, summery little thing – and live summer through it, vicariously, and belatedly.
My Mom gave me the fabric a couple of Christmases ago. You know how it is with fabrics loved ones give you – either you make something from them straight away, or they start daunting you. What pattern would be worth this meaningful fabric, we wonder? How may I best tell the giver how much I appreciated his or her gift?
I must confess to loving everything about it – the blue, of course; the fabric’s lightness, which is reminiscent of Liberty lawn; but also, the tucks at the waist, front and back; the elastic shirring; the adorable semi-raglan, bias-bound puff sleeves.