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Self drafted skirt & Burda 04/2014 #122

Added Aug 10, 2014

by Tzai

Athens, Greece






Back in November i discovered Craftsy through one of the blogs I’ve been reading. The first class I ever attended was “Design and Sew an A-Line Skirt with Deborah Moebes”. Within a weekend I designed and sewed my own A-line skirt and this class was more than useful to me, I learned so many things in such a small time. Ever since I’ve sewn 7 skirts, two of which are wearable muslin, from that pattern and have worn them constantly. This one I made about two months ago and the fabric is a navy gabardine diagonal purchased at a fabric store in central Athens.
The blouse is Burda 04/2014 #122 and is the reason I bought the magazine. I am not satisfied with how it came out though, mainly because of the collar. I didn’t understand the instructions and just did what I thought was right. Apparently what I did wasn’t correct, the collar doesn’t stand still and I have to keep it in place all the time.
If anyone has any advice please bring it to me as I would like to give it another try sometime.


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    Sep 20, 2014, 11.01 PMby melthorley

    Love the gingham!! and the lining on the waist band is adorable!!

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      Sep 20, 2014, 11.12 PMby Tzai

      Thank you! It is one of my favorite outfits.

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    Sep 18, 2014, 05.43 PMby inesgr

    Amazing top and very good fabric choice indeed! You look amazing!

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      Sep 19, 2014, 09.58 PMby Tzai

      Σ’ ευχαριστώ πολυ. Και εμένα μ’αρεσει η συγκεκριμένη μπλούζα αν και δεν την φοράω συχνά.

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    Aug 12, 2014, 05.37 AMby Kocotte

    nice outfit, this top is also on my very long “to do” list

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      Aug 12, 2014, 10.23 PMby Tzai

      Thank you very much Kocotte.

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    Aug 10, 2014, 07.21 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    The blouse is very nice and looks great on you! and your skirt – I love it! If I should give you a little advice with the collar; I had only made a few stitches underneath the collar so it stand still.. Great outfit my friend!

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      Aug 10, 2014, 08.14 PMby Tzai

      Thank you Ellen, so if I understood well you attached with this stitches the collar with the blouse?

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      Aug 11, 2014, 12.43 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      I have not made this pattern, so that was just a suggestion if it could help to keep the collar in place. Hope you manage to find a good solution :)
      Congrats on being featured!!

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      Aug 11, 2014, 08.26 PMby Tzai

      Thanks Ellen, already tried it and seems it did the trick!

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      Aug 11, 2014, 09.48 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s great to hear! Cheers my friend! ;-)

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    Aug 10, 2014, 06.08 PMby liliv-1

    Α, ειναι πολυ ωραιο συνολο και σου κανει πολυ ωραιο σωμα. Ειδικα αυτη η γραμμη στη φουστα ειναι το πιο αγαπημενο μου στυλ, δυστυχως ομως δεν εχω λεπτη μεση κι ετσι την αποφευγω. Και τα υφασματα που χρησιμοποιησες ειναι πολυ ωραια επισης.

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      Aug 10, 2014, 06.19 PMby Tzai

      Σ’ευχαριστω πολυ για τα καλά σου λόγια , όντως έχω καταλήξει ότι αυτή η γραμμή μου ταιριάζει περισσότερο.

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    Aug 10, 2014, 05.42 PMby rita61

    Your outfit does look nice on you. I have this top on my to make list. Will pay extra attention to the collar, thanks to your comments.

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      Aug 10, 2014, 06.21 PMby Tzai

      Thanks a lot. Wish you manage to make it better than me. Ann please let me know how you will make it, would appreciate it.

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