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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Vogue 1170 blouse finished

Here is the finished blouse, it's unusual and I am still figuring out how best to wear it, but I love it.


I did end up changing the back from fully buttoned to just a single button and loop at the top. And I also got to do a bit more of that fun narrow hemming on the opening! There is enough ease to be able to get the blouse on over your head easily, I just left it open above the back yoke seam.



Here are some other views of me wearing the top. I'm also working on a new coordinating skirt so I can get more mileage from it - Burda 02/2006 - 113, more on that next post. I do like the Vogue skirt in the pattern also and I may make this one up in the future. It looks too short for me on the envelope photo but the models legs are probably significantly longer than mine.....




Some of you noted that the bargain basement jacket looked like it would go with this top - good suggestion! Actually the jacket is gold and the top a darker khaki but I do still think they could be worn together as I think of gold as a fairly neutral colour. Am I crazy and colourblind? Here are the 2 pieces together, the jacket does match my sofa pretty well!


31 comments:

Lilian said...

I love everything about this blouse! the fabric, colour, the interesting pattern. It reminds me a lot of a blouse from Madame Vionnet from the early 20's (20th century). So I guess it's true what they say: real style never gets out of fashion.
Have fun wearing it!

Karin said...

Your blouse is fantastic! The fit, the fabric, the colour-choice...everything really works. I do think it looks good under your new jacket.

Trudy Callan said...

Your blouse is awesome. I love how unique it is.

Vicki said...

I like it styled the 3 ways you have shown. Very classy.

lin3arossa said...

Lovely! I like is best with the pants. I think tucked in high-waisted skirt it'd be nice as well. The gold jacket is a great idea too!

Lisa said...

Your blouse is beautiful . It looks gorgeous in every picture and your jacket is a lovely compliment to the colour.

arnysews said...

The blouse is gorgeous - so worth all the time consuming narrow hems. I especially like how you styled it with the white pants and the jacket is a perfect partner.

Shannon said...

This blouse looks fantastic on you! The fabric is beautiful.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I love the version of you wearing it with the white pants. Would love to see the gold jacket over the blouse and the white pants.

It is an intriguing design interpreted in an amazing piece of fabric!

Amanda S. said...

Very pretty! I like it best with the contrasting white pants. Great job on all that narrow hemming!

Pammie said...

Gorgeous material and wow! Fits your figure quite well! Love it!!

Debbie Cook said...

Beautiful! I like all of styling variations you show, and no you are not colorblind or crazy. :-)

Mz.Choize said...

I really love the way this came out! I appreciate the updates on this, and the styling with the white slacks is my favorite!

Erica B. said...

The blouse is beautiful!

Sew4Fun said...

Beautiful top! I really love it with the white pants.

Victoria said...

This blouse is so unusual but SO Gorgeous!!! It's a great look on you!

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

Your blouse is great! I know what you mean that you're figuring out how to wear it. The neck is rather high... I found that it looks really good under a long, v-neck cardigan, if you have any. It frames the knot well.

Wasn't it fun to make?!

NGLaLALa said...

Great job on the blouse! I think it looks great with the jacket. Is the photo true to the actual colors?

senaSews said...

Beautiful blouse. I like the retro feeling of the blouse. And I love all outfits for this blouse: the pants and skirt match pretty well and i also like it with your golden jacket.

gwensews said...

Terrific blouse. I love it with the white pants. Very classy.

lsaspacey said...

Yes, it does look great with the jacket. A picture wearing them, please?

melissa said...

Absolutely beautiful! That pewter/petrol colour is really gorgeous on you, too.

Summerset said...

Very, very interesting! It looks so versatile in all the ways you've styled it. Nicely done!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

I bought this pattern and just loved the whole outfit on the pattern cover. Yours looks beautiful and your fabric choice is perfect, it looks very chic.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Love it! That came out so well. Thank you for reporting on the back slit with button/loop. Glad to hear it can be done that way! Now I just have to get around to this...

Michelle said...

Oh, wow...that blouse turned out fantastic! I love the outfit with the white pants and blouse untucked. That looks so classy!

amber said...

So pretty. I love it styled with the white pants and would like to see it with the gold jacket as a topper. :)

Audrey said...

I love this blous; the style and the silk fabric you chose. I agree with others that liked it best with the white pants. The jacket looks good over it too.

Christina said...

Looks fantastic, and I like how you styled it with the different bottoms. I've got to get this pattern.

EmilyKate said...

I love it! I came over to see this because I had a tipoff you were making it, I am considering ordering this pattern from overseas.... you look especially lovely in it in the photo where you've paired it with the white pants. I like your button-and-loop closure too, very cute.

j.kaori said...

Beautiful work!