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Thursday, 6 May 2010

Thank you for all the encouraging words, I am OK about turning 40 really, my 30's were better than my 20's so I'm just going to assume the trend continues.

I wore the knit top from my last post yesterday and it drove me nuts all day as it constantly slipped off my shoulders - forwards, backwards and sideways! Thank goodness I was wearing a tank underneath. It felt very cool to wear though (as it should with all the ventilation going on) so it can remain in the wardrobe for now to be worn at home.

Also in the "now worn in real life" category is the black print Cynthia Rowley dress with the sequin trim I added. Katharine smartly asked if the trim meant that it was no longer machine washable. Well I hadn't even thought of that, but no way was I going to hand wash it so I bunged it in the machine and crossed my fingers and it was fine, remembered not to put it in the dryer though, that might be a step too far.

Moving on....here's what I am working on now, BWOF 05/2010-129 top.

I just have buttons and sleeve edges to finish, which knowing me will take weeks!

The eagle eyed among you will see that I left off the top pockets. This for once isn't due to laziness, but because I did an FBA and then they just wouldn't sit right. Also I don't have a pointy bit on the end of the placket. This is because I didn't read the instructions before cutting out and didn't see the separate tracing lines for the left and right placket band - I blame the new pattern sheets for that (NOT my aging eyes!).


It's been a while since I got straight onto a Burda magazine pattern, hopefully this is a good sign!

22 comments:

arnysews said...

That's a great top. I have that same fabric and was wondering what to do with it, now I know! I actually prefer the blouse without the pockets and pointed placket - very nice.

JoanneM said...

This is my favorite pattern from this issue. Love your fabric. Looks great so far.

Vicki said...

I don't think yours will miss the pockets or pointy bit - the fabric makes up for them and more. Cute.

Lori said...

Great looking blouse, the fabric is so pretty.

Erica B. said...

Lovely top! Great fabric and perfect for that design!

Rachel said...

That is gorgeous!!! I really love the fabric.

Angela said...

Great top! Love the print!

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

I really, really like this top. This is just the type of shirt I'd like to make for my summer wardrobe.

Amanda S. said...

That is my favorite design from the new magazine! It's so nice to see someone make it up quickly.

meli88a said...

You know what, I didn't even look at this twice in the magazine. Your fabric choice is making me reconsider -- it looks great.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

WoW! I don't think you need the top pockets at all...they won't do the fabric justice. I am just so loving your intrepretation!

Anonymous said...

Great top, You are a devil getting to it before me. I thought I was the queen of the safari wardrobe, and I've only just traced out the trench jacket and cargo pants.
Meanwhile, is there anyway we can protest these Burda economies that are really making it harder to trace a decent pattern? I think it's vile the way they just snuck that into our lives. It's probably recycled paper anyway, so the savings can't be that great.
You always inspire me, and in fact, make me homesick for Asian holidays and workdays alike.
Inkstain

Anonymous said...

Great top, You are a devil getting to it before me. I thought I was the queen of the safari wardrobe, and I've only just traced out the trench jacket and cargo pants.
Meanwhile, is there anyway we can protest these Burda economies that are really making it harder to trace a decent pattern? I think it's vile the way they just snuck that into our lives. It's probably recycled paper anyway, so the savings can't be that great.
You always inspire me, and in fact, make me homesick for Asian holidays and workdays alike.
Inkstain

j.kaori said...

Love it! I can't wait to make this one as well!

Summerset said...

Love it in the print! This one is on my list, too, I'm thinking navy with white topstitching.

Michelle said...

Beautiful top! I loved that one the minute that I saw it in the magazine, too. So pretty!

senaSews said...

Great top! Nicely done!

amber said...

It's looking good - I really like that print. :)

The Slapdash Sewist said...

That is so great! Very summery. Now that you have shown me it can be done without the complicated fussy lower placket point the pattern is suddenly much more appealing...

Which back view did you do on McCall 6078? I totally love the crossover back, but I can see how it would be difficult to stay dressed in it.

Sigrid said...

Lovely top, the printed fabric takes it to another level.

West Coast Boomer said...

Absolutely wonderful. sometimes the "dullest" fabrics make the very most interesting outfit...and YOURS certainly is! About the cat... I think of cat fur as a very necessary bit os "seasoning" for my wardrobe -- like a spoonful of sugar with my tea -- or a good dash of salt on hot french fries!

Sewin Diva said...

Oh my God I love that solid color top you are so talented