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Friday, July 31, 2009

Back to Basics

I realised the other day that the black shirt I was wearing was well past it's best so I purchased 4 yards of black stretch cotton to make a couple of replacements.  

I still wanted to try something a bit different rather than remake the same pattern though so flicked through my Burda index file for inspiration.  I picked this simple shirt with cutaway shoulders from 03/2006 - 104.

It was easy to make and I am really happy with how it turned out - the only change I made to the pattern was to do my own thing with the button placement.  Of course you need to wear a strapless or halter bra with it. Definitely worth a try if you have this issue taking up space somewhere, I will probably make this again.  

This is the best I can do with photos of a black garment...


If you have already read Slapdash Sewist's blog you will know she is en route to Hong Kong right now!  We are meeting for dinner tonight and for shopping tomorrow, it's really exciting.  I will try and do something about my hair before I go to meet her.......

19 comments:

Trudy Callan said...

Your shirt turned out great. I'm so jealous that you get to hang out with The Slapdash Sewist. I love her blog. Hope you have a blast. Please say hi from Sewing With Trudy for me.

Sew4Fun said...

Cool shirt! Usually it's the basic things that I end up wearing the most.

Vicki said...

How exciting meeting up with Trena! Your top is really nice. Wish black looked good on me :( Great pattern.

Kristine said...

Love that top! Have fun, I'm looking forward to meeting some sewing/internet friends next month, and I'm excited, too!!

Erica B. said...

Very nice shirt! Have fun with the Slapdash Sewist!

Nancy K said...

Great shirt and have a wonderful time with Treina. It's so fabulous to have friends all over the world.

gwensews said...

I like the halter look of that blouse. Very nice. Have a great time at dinner!

Amanda S. said...

Great basic little top!

Susan said...

That is a really nice top to have in the wardrobe to allow for a quick - looking good, put-together outfit.

Have fun at dinner! How exciting.

Tamara said...

Very cute shirt! It looks great on you.

Lindsay T said...

Great top! Enjoy your visit with Trena. I really enjoyed meeting her in NYC.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

The blouse is great. I can understand why you want to make it a staple in your wardrobe! You will enjoy meeting Trena...she is charming!

Kathi said...

Very cute top! Any shots of the back?

Gail said...

I like this top a lot.

j.kaori said...

Looks great! I like this pattern too --- the cutaway style is really flattering!

Maja said...

Great looking top.

Linda said...

Nice black sleeveless blouse.

Katharine in Brussels said...

Just checking in to see what you're up to. Hope the airco is working and you're not wilting too much! Nasty hot summers have a way of sapping the sewing motivation and if it's hot in Belgium, it must be sweltering in tropical Hong Kong! It was 34 yesterday with no airco and my sewing plans were nixed.

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