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1st Fall Ensemble, 100% Burda

Added Oct 7, 2011

by zilredloh

Chicago, Illinoi...






This is my first completed outfit for fall 2011. The bow blouse is absolutely perfect, I wish I could make 3 more in various colors. I used a navy and black herringbone cotton weave with pinstripes of mustard and white.

The trousers are made in a wool suiting material with taupe and light gray pinstripes; the fabric also has a bit of stretch. They’re lined in a steel-gray bemberg, which makes them feel completely like butter. I want to line all of my pants now! I stitched these trousers up as part of an awesome sewalong hosted by A Fashionable Stitch.

For more images and a bit more detail, feel free to meander over to my blog:

Material Notes

Wool Suiting, Cotton Shirting. Horsehair canvas interfacing on waistband.




Garment Type
Business, Preppy
Cotton, Wool

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    Nov 19, 2011, 08.33 PMby iron-on

    Great job!

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    Nov 1, 2011, 11.09 PMby pambox

    Those are both really really fantastic.

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    Oct 10, 2011, 01.21 AMby liliashp

    Very pretty! Love the top, your’s is so cute!

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    Oct 8, 2011, 06.21 PMby Yuki M

    So sweet !! Perfect combo with your pants. i also want to try this design.

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      Nov 3, 2011, 06.40 PMby zilredloh

      The blouse was so easy! Definitely try it out. :)

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    Oct 8, 2011, 06.09 PMby suribabe

    Love it.

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    Oct 8, 2011, 07.32 AMby TheVelvetGarde

    Gorgeous outfit!!!! Perfect for fall! This is so Lovely!

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    Oct 7, 2011, 07.40 PMby petitejosette

    this is a lovely outfit! I totally want this blouse. I’d noticed the pattern too, but your choice of fabric really makes it modern and stylish. Great work !

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      Nov 3, 2011, 06.42 PMby zilredloh

      Thanks so much! I originally had a solid mustard-yellow fabric picked out, but changed my mind at the last minute. I’m glad I did.

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    Oct 7, 2011, 05.58 PMby jillsparks

    That blouse is adorable, you should make it in more colors!

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    Oct 7, 2011, 05.05 PMby jacquipardue

    i have that blouse on my to do list for fall!! Any suggestions?

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      Oct 7, 2011, 05.17 PMby jacquipardue

      yours is terrific btw! and the trousers are darling on you too :)

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      Oct 7, 2011, 05.25 PMby zilredloh

      Thanks so much for your sweet comment!

      This was such a perfect pattern, and came together quite easily (2 evenings of sewing). The only thing I would change on mine is the gathers that are on the neckline (underneath the bow). I should have made mine more-gathered, so when you get to this part, adjust the gathers while you have the top on to ensure the perfect fit.
      But either way, it doesn’t matter a huge amount, since this part is underneath the bow anyhow.

      Happy Stitching!

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    Oct 7, 2011, 04.45 PMby anneecharri

    fab outfit!

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    Oct 7, 2011, 03.46 PMby Priscilla Folley

    I really like the top!

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    Oct 7, 2011, 12.37 PMby krystleskloset


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    Oct 7, 2011, 12.20 PMby Vanessa Velasquez

    lucky girl!!! a very beautiful outfit, enjoy it!!!

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