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Added Jun 20, 2012

by Sewing And S...

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I had this burgundy chiffon in my storage for years, waiting for it’s time. For some reason, I decided that this is not my colour and the only reason I actually started thinking of using it to make something was to get rid of it! Chiffon is a nightmare to work with and I can frankly say I didn’t enjoy the process, but…. I Love the outcome. The pattern from Burda Style Magazine 2/2008, 119 was perfect! Something to through over a tank top and a pair of jeans for a bit of glamour! The lace trimming in a matching tone adds a bit of old romance to the whole image.

The trousers are made using self-drafted pattern ( see credits)

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    Oct 22, 2012, 11.55 PMby Linda74Sews

    Absolutely darling. Just to make sure I understand the pictures – you are wearing the top over a lace edged camisole? So the top is quite sheer-brava!

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    Sep 20, 2012, 03.34 PMby carlamari1

    I love this, its very beautiful and the color looks great on you!

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      Sep 22, 2012, 10.56 AMby Sewing And Style

      amazingly, I would have never chosen this colour for myself, and this project was in a way to get rid of a piece of chiffon, I had for ages. What a surprise!

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    Sep 19, 2012, 03.17 PMby harperellen

    This is so, so beautiful!

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    Sep 19, 2012, 06.21 AMby Anniemollison

    gorgeous, do you know if the pattern is on the Burda website?

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    Jul 30, 2012, 11.08 PMby schnui

    I love this top on you and I went back to my old Burda magazine stack and found the pattern which I have completely overlooked and realized how much nicer is yours. I often overlook patterns, simply because of the fabric used by Burda, so I am so delighted to see your top made in chiffon (not my favourite fabric to sew) and to see how lovely it looks. I have a heap of chiffon left over from my daughter’s bridesmaid dresses for her wedding and I have been wanting to make something with it. You have now inspired me on got me thinking!!!

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      Aug 1, 2012, 04.08 PMby Sewing And Style

      I think it is worth it. Another similar top is in the current (08/2012) issue of Burda Magazine, and it ties at the back nicely. I think chiffon is a very nice fabric for those kind of tops, but it is a nightmare to work with- I always feel inferior to those seamstresses that often take on huge chiffon challenges.

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    Jun 27, 2012, 06.18 AMby bohemiannow

    It’s lovely! Colour and style! Well done!

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    Jun 26, 2012, 02.58 AMby Adriana Orozco

    I am most impressed!!! the blouse is lovely, the color for you is perfect, and the way you worked the fabric, is….beautifull!!! lovely job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Jun 20, 2012, 10.41 PMby wildcatspow

    Ooh, this is so sophisticated!

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    Jun 20, 2012, 06.31 PMby Vita Bonetto

    Beautiful, it looks like a real burdamagazine picture, and i love the color and fabric. Like Ralf sed, really big couture!!

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    Jun 20, 2012, 06.17 PMby HelenMoore

    I’m glad you decided to keep it and work with it. The color suits you beautifully!! I love the design as well.

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      Jun 27, 2012, 01.01 PMby Sewing And Style

      It seems to be a hidden gem, and I’ve found it now!

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    Jun 20, 2012, 04.45 PMby Ralf Schmitz

    i love the color, the material and especially, what you did with it! that is BIG couture! i love it!!

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