BurdaStyle Dolman Blouse

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!

Happy Hacking!

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