Checkered Top & Pants

Added Jun 7, 2013

by zsyzu

Placentia, Calif...

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Description

I saw the Burdastyle 6/13 issue with the matching top and pants pattern #136. I just opted to make the top and used the 4/13 issue pattern #113 for the capris. I like it but I know I’m probably going to get the most use out of this outfit wearing them separately. I can use the blouse with skirts or the pants with a solid colored blouse. Or, I can wear it like it is and use a contrasting colored belt or shoes.

It was super simple and quick to make. The self facing eliminated the need for interfacing and the pleats in the front of the blouse give it a nice shape. The whole thing took just a day to make.

My cat Chaba photobombed the last photo but I love that photo because I love Chaba.

Material Notes

1.5 yards of black and white checkered cotton. Four 5/8 inch buttons.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Summer, Spring
For
Women
Garment Type
Tops
Style
Casual, Other
Material
Cotton

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    Jun 21, 2013, 10.44 PMby MissMaddiePi

    Amazing! You look gorgeous, and I’m in awe that you looked at this pattern… And came up with this! The print is perfect, and and the top is ultra flattering on you; it’s a very good shape for you. And the Capri pants are adorable and retro, but still more sophisticated than cute and very much on-trend without being too trendy… definitely wear them together, but also separately – then they’re like neutrals! Inspiring as always – thanks for sharing!

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      Jun 25, 2013, 01.56 PMby zsyzu

      Thank you so much! You’re so nice for taking the time to check out my project.

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    Jun 14, 2013, 05.54 AMby cathysews

    It looks fantastic…wear it together, you look great.

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      Jun 21, 2013, 01.08 AMby zsyzu

      Thank you so much!

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      Jun 21, 2013, 01.08 AMby zsyzu

      Thank you so much!

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    Jun 12, 2013, 08.44 PMby The Tropical Sewist

    It fits you very well! And while I would also end up wearing such an outfit as separates, it does look super funky paired together! For a special occasion perhaps :)

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      Jun 13, 2013, 01.26 PMby zsyzu

      Thanks!

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    Jun 8, 2013, 05.26 PMby Virginia's Daughter

    OMGosh!! This is soooo cute!

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      Jun 10, 2013, 02.22 PMby zsyzu

      Thank you!

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    Jun 8, 2013, 03.50 PMby pamchar

    Really cute outfit and I love your shoes!!

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      Jun 10, 2013, 02.22 PMby zsyzu

      Thank you!

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    Jun 8, 2013, 12.26 PMby Kovu

    I love absolutely this!!!! its so chic and classic! l agree with the above commenter don’t separate them! they look amazing together!

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      Jun 8, 2013, 01.36 PMby zsyzu

      Thank you! I haven’t worn it out yet but I will wear it as is.

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    Jun 8, 2013, 11.49 AMby Mary Athey

    oh wow!! i love this outfit and its fabulous on you. the check fabrics gorgeous and this has a very 50’s feel to it which just adds to its fabness x

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      Jun 8, 2013, 01.37 PMby zsyzu

      Thanks Mary! I originally wanted black and white gingham but the store didn’t have it. They had this and I’m glad I got it.

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    Jun 8, 2013, 02.52 AMby rita61

    Wonderful outfit! Looks great together, as Liliv said: nice retro feeling!

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      Jun 8, 2013, 01.39 PMby zsyzu

      Thank you!

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    Jun 7, 2013, 10.38 PMby omgdora

    Ooh, gorgeous! I love both garments. I’d probably wear them separately but it depends on how much attention you want to get :)

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      Jun 8, 2013, 01.39 PMby zsyzu

      Thank you!

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    Jun 7, 2013, 09.38 PMby liliv-1

    The plaid and the capri length gave an even more retro feeling! It couldn’t be better!! Please don’t seperate them!

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      Jun 7, 2013, 10.41 PMby zsyzu

      Thank you! I thought the capri length was right for this too.

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