Herons & Flaps & Burda Wrap Blouses

Hi sewing friends. I’ve been away from my sewing machine for way too long, and I’m really missing it! It makes me realize that sewing really is therapy. I am dying to sew something soon. In any case, here’s something I made a while back but didn’t share yet.

I love this shirt! I don’t even care that I cut off that poor heron’s head; he was sacrificed in the name of not wasting one square centimetre of this great fabric.

Frivolous at Last - BurdaStyle Wrap Blouse

The pattern is the Burda Wrap Blouse, which I have made twice before. The first version, in black crepe, was a favourite, but ultimately too tight — the crepe frayed at the back seam and was irreparable. The second version, in black jersey, is still in heavy rotation.

Frivolous at Last - BurdaStyle Wrap Blouse

This third version is a combination of black jersey on the sleeves and back, a crepe print for the front flap, and a plain black viscose woven for the front under-flap.

Frivolous at Last - BurdaStyle Wrap Blouse - Back view

Just looking at these pictures make me squeeeeee with delight over that fabric! I bought it from Sew Over It last year. I’m afraid it’s long gone from their website, but I’ve still got enough for another garment in my stash. Yay!

Frivolous at Last - BurdaStyle Wrap BlouseFrivolous at Last - BurdaStyle Wrap BlouseFrivolous at Last - BurdaStyle Wrap Blouse

And here are some weirdly blown-out photos, but I need to show you my whole outfit, in which I feel like a million bucks. LOL

Frivolous at Last - BurdaStyle Wrap Blouse

Frivolous at Last - BurdaStyle Wrap Blouse

Thanks for stopping by!

— Lori

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6 thoughts on “Herons & Flaps & Burda Wrap Blouses

  1. Love it!!!

    Any suggestions for that obtuse angle mitering on the top layer? I have this pattern and am puzzled by how to do that – I lost the instructions!

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    1. Funny you should ask that, because I had to google ‘sew a mitred corner’ while I was sewing this. Even though I’d made it twice before! Mind like a sieve. The instructions don’t explain it anyway. Anyway, you should be able to find some info on doing mitred corners. Trick is that these aren’t 90 degree corners. Pretty sure I just fudged it until it looked right. 🙂

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