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Friday, May 14, 2010

Burda 05/2010 129 Blouse

I was finally shamed into finishing off my top when my cat made a bed out of it! So here is the finished product after extensive use of a lint roller to remove cat hair.



I always have trouble choosing buttons but settled on these dull (in colour) metal ones, they have a shank on the back so the front holes are purely decorative.


The buttons helpfully came in 2 sizes so I used smaller ones on the lower pocket flaps.


The usual old pose - and yes that is a matching skirt. Originally I pictured making this fabric into a shirtdress and then decided separates might be more versatile, I plan on getting some plain grey washed silk for matching coordinates and of course white will work too.


A closer view of the top and a different pose! Although this top has cutaway shoulders, on me at least it is just about wearable with a normal bra - it would be quite easy to widen the shoulder a bit though if you prefer.


The skirt is Burda magazine 07/2008 - a mix of 113 & 114, minus pockets - really simple, wide yoke, side zip, pleats in front and darts in back. This is the tech drawing of 114 - 113 is slightly longer without the topstitching and waist tie.


I added a deep hem facing and rows of topstitching as shown in view 114 to "sportify" it a bit and tie it to the top.


46 comments:

Karin said...

What a great outfit! The details really make it. The cut suits you. Your waist looks tiny!

Sue said...

Gorgeous outfit!

Sigrid said...

Gorgeous with the skirt too. Now the top is on my "to sew list"

Sue said...

I love your top and will definitely be making this pattern (when the weather here is more suitable). Love that skirt also - it has been earmarked for a long time for me.
The 'matching' combo really works well!

JoanneM said...

Love the fabric and both look great together. The top stitching on the skirt is a nice addition.

Kim Hood said...

The outfit looks really good - and much more useful than just a shirtdress. I love the idea of co-ordinating lots of things in a wardrobe though I'm not so good in practice. Lots of lovely details too.

Sew4Fun said...

Allison, I love your top! Nice choice with your fabric. I also love how you finished the hem on the skirt. I must remember this.

Lori said...

Great idea of the two garments, many more possibilities. The garments are beautiful and I like the skirt hem.

Karin (the Mrs.) said...

You look stunning in this outfit, it's perfect for your figure!

Annette said...

That outfit is terrific. Thanks for sharing it.

Lisa said...

This outfit is made for your body! You need to remember this silhouette as your go to "sexy look"! You've totally inspired me to duplicate this matching separates now!

Sara said...

This is so chic! Your new outfit looks fantastic.

Erica B. said...

Great outfit! The fabric is just too fabulous!

Vicki said...

Love it! The buttons are perfect - the holes mimic the white lines. I think the whole outfit is really clever and very flattering.

Eugenia said...

Fabulous top!!!! I know what you mean about the difficulty of choosing buttons but you have excelled here - they are perfect. I made that skirt pattern up last year and I really love your version of this great style.

Amanda S. said...

Very, very nice top and skirt. I had envisioned this top in a solid as I was influenced by the model picture, but love it in the subtle print you chose. And I think they look great together. Matching separates also being a great idea.

Nancy K said...

Great outfit. The fit is wonderful on you.

Rachel said...

I love that entire outfit!!! It fits you so well and is gorgeous!!!

selfishseamstress said...

Marvelous work again. And what a great fit!

Angela said...

Love it!! The whole outfit is so cute! The topstitching on the skirt is superb!

melissa said...

Your top is SO much cuter than Burda's boring safari one - I love the peplum paired with the straight skirt, it almost feels vintage. And I love that skirt pattern - it's such a versatile little basic.

Sandy said...

The outfit is gorgeous, and the fabric is just amazing

Opal said...

This is a gorgeous outfit. I love the fabric..

Sandy said...

The outfit is gorgeous, and the fabric is just amazing

Susan said...

I love it! The topstitching on the bottom of the skirt really is a nice touch.

Kristie said...

This looks great! The fabric choice is perfect.

Faye Lewis said...

I love that outfit.

a little sewing on the side said...

Wow! I really like the top and I really like the skirt and I LOVE them together. I think it's so clever to sew a "2 piece shirtdress". More comfortable to wear, too, I bet. I love the look of shirt dresses but I always feel like they bunch up around my waist. This is a great way to get the look while keeping a nice trim silhouette. Beautiful fit & construction.

gwensews said...

That's a beautiful outfit. Ditto above comments.

Lisa said...

I love this outfit you look great . I think seperates are a great way to go , I must make more.

j.kaori said...

I love this entire outfit --- very flattering on you. I'm jealous because I want one too! Yes, my cat likes to settle himself onto my sewing projects too. Those lint brushes are a must!

Summerset said...

Very nice - I like the versatility of two pieces. I was thinking of make this in navy and then making a straight skirt navy. After seeing your two pieces, it clicked that I could wear them together. Thanks!

Michelle said...

This is fantastic! The two pieces is a wonderful idea, and I love the print! I have been wanting to sew this top as well, but had only been looking at solids in my stash, but now that I have seen yours, I might have to check out some prints, too!

Tany said...

What a fantastic looking outfit!! Very well done!

cidell said...

Ummm, how much do I love this an a whole OUTFIT?? Gorgeous. Really. Just gorgeous.

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

The skirt is great, but the top is simply amazing! I'd love one in khaki with wood buttons, safari-esque. Ugh, great pieces like this make me want to become a Burda sewer! It's so intimidating to me, though.

mem said...

That is one of the most flattering outfits I have seen you in . That HAS to become a TNT pattern Well Done !!!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

This is a totally great outfit!!!! Both pieces are super flattering and they really work together without being matchy-matchy old lady. Great eye!

Adrienne said...

Stunning! I LOVE that fabric!

Lisette M said...

It turned out beautiful!

Cennetta said...

Love, love it. Great outfit, Allison. The skirt and the waistcoat are a perfect match. It fits you to a "T". Very flattering.

Alviana said...

i really love the whole outfit. u look fabulous. love ur fabric. love the buttons too. u really did a fantastic job!

senaSews said...

Nice outfit!

Debra Martin said...

I love everything about it. You made excellent choices! How did I miss this pattern? It looks great with the skirt.

Deb M.

Sewin Diva said...

this outfit looks fabulous on you.

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