Pattern Review: Burda Style 3/09 #106B

Burda Style

Line Drawing

60% Linen 40% Cotton
(blouse was cut on the crossgrain so the stripes would be vertical)

Prewash: Machine wash warm on the perma press cycle and dried on the cotton setting. The fabric shrunk 4″ in length and 2″ in width.

Notions: thread, universal needle size 12, sheer fusible tricot interfacing, six 1/2″ buttons

Alterations: I made a muslin and found there was too much fullness when I tied the drawstring. I took a 1-1/4″ tuck to reduce the fullness. This was the only alteration I needed.

Construction Details: Everything goes together quickly except pattern piece #2 the front yoke with undercollar. The key to attaching this piece is to label each section of the pattern. (click on picture to enlarge)

Once you know where each section belongs the rest goes together nicely.

I interfaced the corner of the shoulder seam and neck back,

the buttonhole area for the drawstring

and the upper collar.

Conclusion: I like this pattern because of its unique twist on the classic blouse. It looks great with jeans or a pencil skirt. I’ll make this again and lengthen it into a dress using denim or linen.


  1. Veronica
    October 14, 2009 / 12:27 pm

    Rosalind,Your blouse looks great in the photos and even better in real life. Thanks for the review and tips.Ronnie

  2. Roz
    October 14, 2009 / 11:32 pm

    Thanks Ronnie!You know how much it has rained here. I was having to take the photos fast. LOL!

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