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lately i found myself getting attracted to white sheer fabrics. must be my “this year’s trend”, because i ended up getting heaps of white sheer fabrics of all kinds. most of them have white patterns on white background, and this particular one has white stones patterns. the “print” is made by combustion printing (polttopainettu in Finnish). and oh, another thing: this fabric is originally for curtains. it is 100% polyester, and very similar to organza.
i immediately thought of making a buttoned up shirt. just a simple one, because the fabric itself is already special (hello? transparent blouse? all the seams & seam allowances will be shown in public?). for the pattern, i used pattern no. 103 from BurdaStyle magazine issue no. 05/2012 (see last pic), which is basically the same as pattern no. 104 of the said issue.
for the collar i used percale cotton. i changed the sleeves to a different model, because… actually, i don’t remember why. i guess i just wanted it to have long-ish sleeves (but too lazy to make proper cuffs, etc.), so i chose a pretty simple model with some gatherings on the top and bottom. for the sleeve cuffs, i used the same material as the collar.
the pants i wore in the pics are also self-sewn, which i have written about previously.
also posted on my blog.