Sneak Peek: Burda 01-2009-108
I am probably two days out from finishing this blouse, but I couldn’t resist giving you a sneak peek. This sleeve placket is hard-won. It took some fairly exhausting mental gymnastics to figure this construction out. I went through tutorial after tutorial. I tore through every sewing book I own looking for enlightenment. I finally came upon two workable methods. But more on that later. Here’s what my sewing room looks like now after the sewing frenzy…
And here is one of my hard-won sleeve plackets. I made two practice ones and then went for the gusto on my red linen.
I still have to add the front button bands, the collar stand and collar, sew the side seams and sleeve seams, add the cuffs and then hem the bugger. This after two or three muslins. I spared you my muslin process. I have a fitting buddy now, my Mom! Shes’s great at seeing what the problems are, fit or style wise, and she’s pretty objective about it.
Let me just say though that those Burda instructions are for sh*t. Now that I know the inside and outs of sleeve plackets, I look back at those Burda instructions and I still don’t get them. WTH??? Why can’t they get it together? During my 5 years of sewing, not that I’m an expert at all, I still know enough to know that those instructions are awful. I also know that people have been complaining about them for at least as long as I’ve been sewing and probably way longer. Why?
Ok, rant over.
As for the blouse, I love it. I had to make numerous fit changes, but if the drafting weren’t impeccable, I wouldn’t have been successful with all my changes. Word.
Can’t wait to show it to you!