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Pattern Review: Burda 7591 Blouses

May 09, 2010
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Style Tip: This pattern calls for both a woven and knit fabric. Get creative with your material combinations for extra color and style.

This review was originally featured in Threads #149 (June/July 2010).

Burda 7591

These fitted, knit-only blouses have two options for the neckline and sleeve styles. One showcases an interesting double ruffle at the neckline with puffed short sleeves enhanced with ribbon appliqués. The second uses ruffled trim along the neckline and as a detail on a three-quarter-length sleeve. The pattern calls for Vilene bias tape, which isn’t a well-known product in the U.S.; it’s a 1⁄2-inch-wide, flexible, lightweight iron-on bias binding used for finishing rounded and diagonal edges. It has a row of stitching 4mm (1⁄6 inch) from the edge that controls the amount of stretch and protects stabilized edges from distortion. You can also make your own bias binding by cutting a 1⁄2-inch-wide bias strip in a woven fabric that matches your garment. Simply stitch 4mm from one long edge, and apply double-sided fusible tape to the wrong side.

(Sized 6–18 for busts 30.5–40 in.)

Style Tip: This pattern calls for both a woven and knit fabric. Get creative with your material combinations for extra color and style.

-Tested by Joan Repka, Haskell, New Jersey

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