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Friday, 14 May 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:

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

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

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  3. 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!

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

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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.

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

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

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  9. That outfit is terrific. Thanks for sharing it.

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  10. 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!

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  11. This is so chic! Your new outfit looks fantastic.

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  12. Great outfit! The fabric is just too fabulous!

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

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  14. 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.

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  15. 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.

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  16. Great outfit. The fit is wonderful on you.

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

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  18. Marvelous work again. And what a great fit!

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

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  20. 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.

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  21. The outfit is gorgeous, and the fabric is just amazing

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

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  23. The outfit is gorgeous, and the fabric is just amazing

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

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  25. This looks great! The fabric choice is perfect.

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  26. 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.

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  27. That's a beautiful outfit. Ditto above comments.

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

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  29. 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!

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  30. 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!

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  31. 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!

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  32. What a fantastic looking outfit!! Very well done!

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

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  34. 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.

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

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

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  37. Stunning! I LOVE that fabric!

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

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

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

    Deb M.

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  41. this outfit looks fabulous on you.

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