The Montana-sized front piece was cut out….
The Burdaesque markings were marked….all round the edge and up the middle… and a few on the sleeves..
A new sleeve was cut and made after the first one had a run in with a too-hot iron…..
Pleating and gathering and folding and matching and sewing and ripping and more sewing was completed and just like magic, out of acres of poly satin emerges a Donna Karan blouse…..
And after all that I didn’t really like it much!
Some little details to note: I didn’t add the bottom band like the original because the iron also put a hole in it and there was no more fabric left!
I think my pleats on the sleeves are folded the wrong direction but hopefully no one will really notice.
My cowl neck is not as flat and pressed as the original due to the fabric qualities of my poly satin.
There’s a keyhole hidden the centre back pleat which I though might gape – but it doesn’t – see? And it sits above the bra strap line just in case there is a moment’s gaping while bending over to tie my shoelaces and pull my socks up.