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Afternoon tea blouse and skirt set

Added Apr 26, 2011

by Irina Schwab

Aylesbury, Unite...






This two piece can be found on page 33 of Burda 10/2010. I wanted to try a different colour fabric. It is still wool fabric, therefore a bit itchy when worn! It is great though in those windy, rainy British days. I worn this on St Patrick’s day and everybody was so impressed.
One small note, I could not find a green or blue petersham or grossgrain ribbon at the time, and I did not look very far. Decided to put ribbon instead, and it was a big mistake. I might replace that later. If you decide to make this, instead of creasing the front part, can I suggest organised pleats? They would look a lot nicer.
The set is wearable, although it was a learning project for me, and I would loads of things differently.

Material Notes

wide brushed wool




Garment Type

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    Mar 27, 2012, 03.05 AMby olystyrene

    All I can say is “wow”! That print is so eye-catching, and it’s the perfect thing for the design!

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    Apr 27, 2011, 04.49 AMby irmchen

    That’s funny: We both posted the same project today! :-)) Love yours. It is totally different from mine, but much more in line with the topic. (I used linen fabric instead of wool.) It is a great pattern, don’t you think so? May be I make it again for fall using silk for the blouse and wool for the skirt… the fabrics are already in my stash. Ahhh… I was also thinking about pleats instead of gathering, because I have not a flat belly. ;-)

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    Apr 26, 2011, 06.58 PMby zaarissima

    really beautiful!!

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    Apr 26, 2011, 05.02 PMby ecila


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    Apr 26, 2011, 02.03 PMby Irina Schwab

    It is not my favourite project. I like the blouse, but I would choose something different for the skirt. It just doesn’t look right. The skirt needs finishing. I might try this again, I needed some practice at the time. Another thing is the tie, it is supposed to be left unfinished. I used clear nail polish all alongside the edge line, to prevent a disaster. The wool I used was really frail, falling apart under your fingers.

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    Apr 26, 2011, 01.38 PMby libbysharf

    Looks great! I’ve bought some wool fabric for the shirt and skirt, but didn’t get to make it yet. well…. maybe next winter

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