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Friday, 22 May 2015

BurdaStyle 04/2013 - 120 Tie Blouse



This top is a simple over shirt with front ties made from a slightly sheer black cotton jacquard(?).  It just has a single button fastening and I will always wear a cami underneath it so I didn't add any lining.



I thought this would work well with different skirts, pants or even over dresses in the summer as both sun and over enthusiastic air conditioning protection.

The magazine photos look quite different to the line drawings showing it tied much higher and exposing the midriff, I probably would never have made this if I had only looked at the photos.  You don't have to wear it like that, it naturally sits at the waist, but hey if you have the abs or the confidence go for it!






Coincidentally this pattern (or more accurately the view with ruched sleeves, but it's the same pattern) has just popped up on the Burda blog as part of a new pattern bundle, which is great because it saved me hunting around to find the pattern picture, or you can get the single pdf pattern here if you don't have the magazine.

I'm making a few summer separates at the moment so I will post photos showing this and the other garments on me in a later post.

In totally unrelated news, we have recently adopted these 2 troublemakers!  They are 6 months old and were rescued from the streets, they are coming around to us and their new home, but are still completely terrified of strangers, poor things.  Everything is a big adventure and any item is a toy so I really have to keep my sewing room tidy or the door closed.  Meet Max & Monty, they are difficult to photograph at the moment because they are usually either hiding or running round at 100mph!


10 comments:

Irene said...

What a wonderful blouse!

Vicki said...

Brave girl for adopting two stray cats! Cute blouse too.

kbenco said...

I had this top on my list for my daughters, but now that you have revealed that it actually sits at the waist, I think I will make it for myself. How clever to make it in a lace, a good way to dress in layers in a warm climate.

Cennetta said...

Very cute blouse, Allison.

The Material Lady said...

I wouldn't have gone for the shirt as it was styled in the magazine but it looks great. I may even have that issue!
Enjoy your shirt - it is lovely. And the cats look cute (and should calm down eventually­čśâ )

Gail said...

Oh that is nice! Love your fabric choice.

Jean said...

I like this style! Good to know it hits the waist, as now I may try to make it. Max and Monty are so sweet -- how nice they have a wonderful home now!

K said...

I'm a long-time lurker (been following your blog for a while), but felt inspired to comment by your new friends. I used to live in HK and volunteered with one of the street cat charities while there. There were so many amazing street cats who were a bit skittish, but I knew would make great pets given the chance, so thank you for taking in these 2! They look adorable!

Sharon said...

Your blouse looks like it will be the perfect layering piece.

Oh Max and Monty are cute, hopefully they have settled down a bit more.

Tia Dia said...

Love your new blouse. It'll be great over so many things. The fabric is wonderful. And welcome to Max & Monty! Keep them out of your sewing room.... :D