I bought this pattern seven whole months ago when I saw Ooobop's retro gingham version and stupidly forgot all about it. But recently seeing Karen's two gorgeous versions (here and here) really got me pumped about it again. I'm not always a huge fan of Burda patterns as they don't include seam allowances, but Karen kindly gifted me a Seam Allowance Guide (read her thorough review here) which made life a whole lot easier. Thanks Karen!
Anyway, this is a pretty simple and neat pattern, which doesn't take very long to make up. I adore the pleated neckline detail which I think you'll agree gives it a vintage vibe. But I really hate the little collar thing...I blindly followed the instructions, but if there's a next time I'll definitely be leaving it out.
I'm not sure how much I'll wear it either. The overall shape is very boxy and not very flattering on my body, but I'm hoping that it will look ok tucked in. Also, using eyelet was a bad idea - this blouse needs a soft cotton with some drape to make the pleats fall nicely.
I'm hoping to give it an airing during Me-Made-May at least, so it's just the dummy pictures for you today!