11 May 2013

Folded Yoke Blouse

For a long time I wanted to make a shirt that is different from the classic model but still looks classy. With a black skirt or a pair of jeans, it looks great. I used again a Burda pattern (they fit me the best of all I have tried). The Burda model is 122 and it can be found in the 10/2012 edition or on www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/folded-yoke-blouse-102012. The pattern was a piece of cake, so easy to sew.

I have changed the original design by cutting the bodice and the sleeves horizontally. My idea was to create some contrast by making the middle pieces of the bodice and sleeves and the shoulder pieces in black and the rest in beige. The black fabric is 100% cotton and the beige is a blend of 95% cotton and 5% metallic thread (it is a bit hard to notice on the pictures). Because of the metallic threads, the beige fabric is difficult to iron  and it is always a bit wrinkled.  


  1. This is intriguingly gorgeous! Very nice work on this.

  2. I am working on a project similar to this, but I am stuck. DId you apply the interfacing before you sewed on the yokes? By the way, this is truly beautiful.

    1. Thank you Anneke! I did not use any interfacing for the yokes. The fabric has enough body and I decided not to use any. I only applied on the inside of the neckline and the closing.
      Good luck with your project and if you have more questions I'll be happy to help.