Finally the weather is getting colder here in Macau and I am glad I finished my two bohemian blouses (floral voile and blue cotton with small prints) on time. Both fabrics are new bought during my trip to Seoul in August. The floral voile blouse is my second garment of MAGAM October with the theme Sew October One, my plan was sewing two garments from one fabric (a dress and blouse). You can see the finished dress here.
I used BurdaStyle Bohemian Blouse 10/2016 #121 B size 36 with the finished sleeve with cuff as pattern #121A. The blouse style is very sweet, it has V-neck, shaping pleats and gathered sleeves. Those details caught my eyes for the first time I saw the magazine and I immediately put the pattern on my working list.
Before I continue, here is the picture of me and my bestie Ellie wearing our new blouses. Oh, hey.. Ellie is my mannequin that is working along with me since 2011, she is not good on fitting but at least I can use her for modelling my garments :)
For the first blouse, I made the neck tie longer than the original pattern but the second blouse was the same length as the original pattern suggested.
The gathered sleeve finished with cuff ( same as pattern view A) and pity that I made mistake on the pleat placements at the mid sleeves, it supposed to face the back side but I sew them face the front side.
Also, I have to reduce the sleeve length 3 cm and the bodice length 6 cm because they were too long for my taste.
After I have done my first blouse, I realized that the back neck was a little bit too big. So, I have to make sway back adjustment and reduced the back neck 2 cm in total for the second blouse.
The two pictures below shows the overall look of the first blouse on me and Ellie. I do really love the pretty floral prints and the blouse is so comfy and easy to wear :)
As I mentioned before that I have to make sway back adjustment for better fit. And I decided to cut one piece fabric on fold for the lower back (the original pattern is two pieces).
The rest of the details exactly like the first blouse.
Picture below shows the look of the sleeves, oh well I never like anything puffy until I sew this blouse. I think it is really lovely, what do you think?
Here are some of my sewing process, front and back pieces. I am sure you all can read them through the pictures.
This blouse will be linking to Facebook Group "Make A Garment A Month"