Completed Project: Burda Style Magazine Pleated Top (issue 9/2011 Style 128)


Loving the dressy retro look of the finished top.
I also made the skirt, it was a pattern from a Burda Style magazine as well, but I made the skirt so long ago, I can’t remember which issue the pattern was from.


I like this top best when its tucked into a fitted skirt. Sorry not really sure why I am doing that weird thing with my hand haha.


I will definitely be making another version of this top. It’s cute and it’s quite practical to wear on occasions that require a more formal/dressy look.


Here is the top sans skirt so you can see the altered fit. It’s still a relaxed fit, just a little bit more defined at the waist. I added darts and took the side seams in quite a lot. I didn’t bother putting darts in the back.

The button spacing is not quite right but I’m not too fussed about it because I will only be wearing it tucked in.

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16 comments
  1. I totally wrote this pattern off when I saw it in the magazine. Doh!
    Have you seen the feature on the website about perfect blouses. You could have gotten in their with this hot number.
    Now I’m going to continue eating lunch being jealous of you :-)

    • Yes I just saw that burda style. Aw you really think so? You are super sweet. :)

  2. Ana Cuevas said:

    You are so amazing!! I love that top and it looks great on you. I love your blog because I get lots of ideas.
    Thank you.

    • I am so happy to hear that! Thanks for visiting :)

  3. Anne W said:

    It looks great with the added darts! A much better shape.

    • Yay! I’m glad you like the alterations. It also helps it tuck in a little better.

  4. Andrea said:

    Love the fitted look. Such a cute color for a blouse, too.

  5. Thank you. Yellow fans unite! I was worried it would turn out too clown-like in that fabric with the contrast buttons, I’m glad you approve :)

  6. Beautiful! I like the long darts you made. (I’ve done a couple of these and they definitely need more shape.)

    • Thank you :). I have seen yours they are super cute!

  7. paunnet said:

    What a stunning blouse! It looks great on you! I think you did an excellent job with the fit.

    • Thank you. I’m glad you think it works. I really respect your opinion!

  8. Angie said:

    Super duper gorgeous! Lovely shape and color!

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