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black & white - blouse and skirt

Added Nov 20, 2010

by analogue

Wonderland, Unit...






The blouse in this project is a simple variation on pattern 104 in burda magazine 07/2008 (see picture). The original top had a collar and zip closure. I changed the neckline and added buttons instead of the zipper. I used cotton and finished off the armholes with white bias binding. The buttonholes are bound.

I drafted the pattern for the skirt myself, it consistes of two main pattern pieces and a waistband and closes with a zipper at the side. I needed a skirt I can wear during fall / winter so I used a medium-heavy wool blend and lined it with polyester.

Material Notes

Blouse: cotton (about 1 m), bias binding, 4 buttons.

Skirt: Wool blend (about 2.5 m), polyester for lining, zipper, interfacing for waist band, one button




Cotton, Polyester, Wool

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    May 14, 2012, 12.55 PMby wintersky

    oh wow I love it! Now to find the pattern somewhere >.>

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    May 14, 2012, 12.55 PMby wintersky

    oh wow I love it! Now to find the pattern somewhere >.>

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    Apr 3, 2012, 02.21 PMby wafel

    Thank you for idea how to do this neckline. It’s great.

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    Jan 10, 2011, 07.02 PMby Dupioni

    Oh! This is perfection. Great job aligning those stripes.

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      Jan 11, 2011, 01.58 PMby analogue

      Thank you s much. I just can’t resist black and white stripes, they look striking whatever you do with them ;-)

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    Dec 8, 2010, 11.32 AMby elegantmusings

    That neckline is so beautiful! And I love that you made the blouse in a stripe—very striking!

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      Dec 9, 2010, 01.22 AMby analogue

      Thank you very much, I admit I’m quite pleased with the neckline myself. The original design is a bit sporty while I decided to go for a more elegant take on it. I enjoyed changing a pattern into something very different by making only minor alterations.

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    Nov 28, 2010, 02.19 PMby frkbustad

    What a lovely blouse! I love that shape of necklines, I bet it’s very flattering on you!

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      Nov 30, 2010, 12.22 PMby analogue

      Thank you :)

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    Nov 21, 2010, 01.27 AMby smallone

    wow who would have thought….well me never, I would never have though to do a variation like this ….much inspiration – thank you!! I am favoriting right now :)

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      Nov 21, 2010, 01.42 AMby analogue

      Thank you so much, I’m really glad I inspired you :) I found it a fairly easy pattern to alter, but it’s useful to make up a muslin first to make sure the top fits around the bust.

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    Nov 20, 2010, 08.38 PMby skeeler

    This is awesome!

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      Nov 20, 2010, 10.40 PMby analogue

      thanks :)

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    Nov 20, 2010, 06.41 PMby violaisabelle

    You have done a beautiful job on this outfit. The blouse looks so classy! I like the fabrics you have used. Well done!

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      Nov 20, 2010, 07.06 PMby analogue

      Thank you for the compliments :)

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    Nov 20, 2010, 05.25 PMby tinybows

    oooh i love this!

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      Nov 20, 2010, 05.50 PMby analogue

      Thank you very much :)

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    Nov 20, 2010, 04.42 PMby shangrow

    I absolutely love this look. Awesome job on the neckline, so cute!

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      Nov 20, 2010, 05.50 PMby analogue

      thank you, I’m quite pleased with the neckline – I wasn’t sure if it would work but I’m glad I experimented with it now.

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    Nov 20, 2010, 04.36 PMby zickzack

    nice changes! I also like the arrangement of the stripes. And I think I need a woolen skirt, too.

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      Nov 20, 2010, 05.49 PMby analogue

      Thank you :) I’m glad I made the skirt with the weather getting colder. I like being wearing skirts all year round.

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