(Or, how my complete lack of organization can be your gain!)
Burda pattern I'd originally picked out, I discovered that my instructions were missing! See, I'm not the most organized person around by far. I have this bad habit of leaving scraps and pattern pieces and such from my sewing projects on the table rather than putting them away when I'm done sewing. And sometimes I've lost things this way. Apparently these pattern instructions are the latest victim of such--I looked around in several pattern bins and around the sewing table, but to no avail. (And things are actually pretty clean right now, since I did a pretty major tidying up several weeks ago, so I know it's not hiding under something!)
It's not like I've never made a blouse before, but I didn't trust myself to quite remember how to do the slanted facings right. And if I ever make the tied-sleeve view again, I definitely wanted the directions for that! So I bought a second copy of the pattern today. And since I don't need two, I'd love to give it to one of you! (Pretty good timing, since I realized that yesterday's post was #450, and it's been awhile since I've done a giveaway, so let's celebrate that, shall we?)
About the pattern: It's size 10-22, and completely uncut and unfolded (save the directions, which I photocopied tonight.) It's both a great basic blouse and a really good one to customize, since the lines are pretty simple. I'm going to leave this giveaway open for the next two weeks, until June 7. To enter, just leave a comment on this post and I'll draw a random number after that!
These are the two looks I've made from it so far--this one straight out of D, (scroll down to see), and this one, which is a version of A that I modified to give the stripes a chevron effect. Just to give an idea of the next version...