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Black & white Burda Style

Added Jul 24, 2014

by Alisa Sibrova

Las Vegas, Nevad...






This time I had an amazing black raw stretch silk fabric from my mom, and it was just perfect for cigarette pants. This was my FIRST TIME sewing pants, pockets, fly zipper and belt hooks. It was a challenge, but I fell in love with sewing pants so I traced the same pants pattern one more time, in baby blue stretch cotton. I enjoy sewing blouses and tops very much, you can use all your imaginations and it will definitely pay off. I had a smaller ipece of a very festive printed silk satin, but unfortunately not enough to make a full sleeveless top. So I decided to look in my fabric stash and found matching crepe satin in pearl white. Read on for patterns and pictures:

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Pants: Burda’s narrow pants pattern 115 from 3/2014. I used raw stretch silk in black. Pattern is definitely a keeper. I had no problems with it, no adjustments made. In the same magazine issue they also had step-by-step instructions that helped greatly.

Blouse: it is asimple top that you can surely draft yourself. But I like to use Burda’s dress pattern 106, from 8/2011. I make adjustment such as shortening the length and modifying the neckline.

New techniques: topstitching, sewing fly zipper, baby hem, pocket sewing.







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    Aug 1, 2014, 07.50 PMby Byanka Ayala

    You did a great job at sewing the pants. That is something I have not yet sewn with fear of not fitting correctly.

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      Aug 2, 2014, 06.49 AMby Alisa Sibrova

      I was fearing the same, but it turned out great. It took me over a day to get these done, with all the pockets and topstitching, but the result is worth it. Just give it a try with cheaper fabric – I am sure you will do just great!

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    Jul 30, 2014, 03.54 AMby nrobson

    that top is mint!

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    Jul 25, 2014, 10.38 AMby alice9163

    Nice pants. Really fit you – no pulls or extra fabric at crotch area! Lucky girl to find your exact fit! Nice blouse too; nice combination of fabric.

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    Jul 25, 2014, 02.06 AMby liliv-1

    The fit of the pants is amazing and I love the top too.

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      Aug 2, 2014, 06.48 AMby Alisa Sibrova

      Thank you so much! I love these pants, although it is my first pair. I am so making more :)

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    Jul 24, 2014, 08.39 PMby rita61

    Nice outfit!!! Looks good on you.

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    Jul 24, 2014, 03.01 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Great outfit Alisa! Very nicely sewn! :)

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      Aug 2, 2014, 06.50 AMby Alisa Sibrova

      Thank you so much, Helen! I appreciate that :)

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