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Alexander in Art Deco

Added Mar 16, 2010

by imogens

Melbourne, Austr...






Here’s my first creation from a burda style pattern, my version of the Alexander blouse. I love the unique design of this blouse and as it fit and flattered me, I didn’t make any changes.

At first I was uncertain about the fabric I was using (a beautiful silk charmeuse I got for a great price on Etsy) because I’m not usually a prints kind of woman. Part-way in, though, I decided it was perfect for this blouse.

I didn’t find the pattern instructions particularly illuminating (what’s with the tiny little pictures?), but I nevertheless got through it without too much trouble. I’m really pleased with the end result – now I just need to get a new job so I have somewhere to wear it!

Material Notes

Silk charmeuse from lovely Etsy seller LuxeFabricAndYarn




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    Apr 15, 2010, 10.28 PMby hplatero

    Love your blouse, it’s absolutely gorgeous!!

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    Mar 19, 2010, 09.04 PMby smallone

    very classic…making me want to make one too :)

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    Mar 19, 2010, 03.33 AMby caldera

    Sweet and fit you well.

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    Mar 16, 2010, 09.27 PMby minnietheminks

    I might have to make this one up, you have inspired me. Really great fabric :)

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    Mar 16, 2010, 07.07 PMby apfelbluete

    one more question: how much fabric have you used? how wide was the fabric?

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      Mar 23, 2010, 12.27 AMby imogens

      Hi there! I hope the answer is still useful. I had 2 yards of 45" fabric and I needed every bit of it to fit all the pieces and keep them on the grain. :)

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    Mar 16, 2010, 06.37 PMby nglalala

    It’s beautiful!

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    Mar 16, 2010, 05.47 PMby janetheclerk

    this is really lovely, love the pattern on the fabric. i hear you about not wearing prints, but when you find the right one, it’s worth it.

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    Mar 16, 2010, 10.30 AMby anajan

    The blouse is gorgeous, and that fabric is just perfect for it! Good luck with your job search!

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    Mar 16, 2010, 09.48 AMby omgdora

    I have a crush on your blouse.

    By the way, I think in this fabric it’s perfect evening-wear as well, not just work-wear.

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    Mar 16, 2010, 07.06 AMby sarsaparilla

    Looks great! I’m halfway through making an Alexander blouse, and I’d have to agree with you about the pattern instructions :S

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      Mar 16, 2010, 08.39 AMby imogens

      Yeah, my next burda style project will be the tikva trenchcoat…. I hope they’re better for that or I may run into serious trouble! Looking forward to seeing your Alexander up here :)

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    Mar 16, 2010, 06.45 AMby mybombzinedoll

    So stunning, and fantastic fabric. Can’t wait to make this myself!

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      Mar 16, 2010, 08.37 AMby imogens

      Enjoy – it’s quite fun to make, despite the instructions :)

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    Mar 16, 2010, 06.18 AMby apfelbluete

    the fabric is adorable! everything is perfect and beautiful!

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      Mar 16, 2010, 08.38 AMby imogens

      Thank you! :)

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