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Going against fabric recommendations

Elaray | Posted in General Discussion on

I want to make this blouse but I don’t want to use a crinkly fabric. What adjustment will I have to make if I don’t the recommended fabric and use a plain veave. In the past, most of my “losers” occurred when I didn’t use the recommended fabric. I’m a little gun shy now and afraid to experiment with fabrics.


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  1. mimi | | #1

    You could probably make it in a lightweight woven such as handkerchief linen.  Is it the messy look of the crinkle fabric you object to?


    1. Elaray | | #2

      Yes, I'd prefer a more tailored look for the blouse. I was considering a challis-like polyester.

      1. mimi | | #3

        That should work out!


  2. Teaf5 | | #4

    That's a beautiful pattern that would probably work in just about any fabric except something very stiff.  The ruching at the center front will give you bustline ease, and the vertical lines of the separate panels in the front are very flattering and offer another option for alterations.  The crinkled look is big right now, but it doesn't seem to do much for the very tailored lines of this top except to make the waistline seem a bit more defined. 

    Just in case, you might want to measure the ease offered by the pattern to make sure you have enough, as the designer may have accounted for some of it as part of the recommended crinkle fabric.

  3. mem | | #5

    I know this blouse and I actually wanted to make it too but like you wasnt keen on the wrinkles. I think the pattern will be too big for a flat fabric . maybe you could cut it a size smaller. I would definitely do a muslin

  4. user-60627 | | #6

    You will be fine using the fabric you describe, but you will have to do a muslin to check the fit on this blouse before you cut it out - I believe the Burda instructions in the center specify that the crinkles take up some of the ease.  So, if you don't have crinkles, the blouse may be extremely large in places.  I seem to remember that the crinkles are put in after the blouse is sewn up.

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