I love making the same pattern in different types of fabrics. It’s always so amazing how fabric selection alone can change the whole look of a garment. And not only the fabric type, but also the colour or print of a fabric.
This time I’ve played around with the BurdaStyle Dolman Blouse
The original version is a sporty style blouse as pictured below.
I’ve slightly altered the neckline to create a v-neck and also modified the finish on the neckline to suit the fabric used. I decided to omit the elasticated bottom at the back of the blouse also.
Here are my versions:
This version is made using printed rayon from Spotlight. I finished the neckline with bias binding made from the same fabric. Rayon tends to stretch and warp very easily, so it’s important to treat necklines carefully. I find biding usually prevents this.
I love that the use of a black based, floral print really elevates the blouse from sporty to chic!
This version is also made using printed rayon from Spotlight. The choice of print has given this version a much more casual feel.
For this version, I’ve used rayon mesh knit from Spotlight. This version is really cosy and comfy! Perfect for everyday wear. I finished the neckline with a band, which I made to be a very tight fit and really gave it a good stretch when attaching it. This kept that really soft, fragile mesh supported around the neckline and stopped it from sagging or warping. I also made some very basic wristbands for the sleeves.
This last version was made from a viscose knit also from, guess where… Spotlight! Once again the knit creates a really comfy everyday garment. I treated this knit in the same way I treated the previous.
This pattern was so quick, easy and satisfying to make that I could quite easily whip up another dozen of these!