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Burda keyhole jersey top, 02/2014#130

Added Mar 1, 2014

by Mary Athey

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This is a lovely top and seeing ellens gorgeous blue one just spurred me on. The neck bit did give me a lot of bother? I think i over worked it so in the end i Left it to fall into place by itself instead of trying to mould it into shape. I used scraps on the top as i wanted to test it out so i could make a dress. The dress is made as well and i love it. The trousers are my wonderful bottom half of burdas jumpsuit pattern. I have made four pairs so far and i love them so much, these are made with one metre of fabric and i’m tall. This was a lovely day out with my amazing mum. She is feeling a lot better thankfully. We took these photos in about 10 minutes as it was freezing out lol. The glasses where to make mum laugh . The castle part is the front gate, there is loads of the origonal castle left and the grounds are fabulous.. My town was buult round the castle. Once its warmer i will take more photos in the castle grounds x


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    Mar 7, 2014, 06.15 PMby Denise Angela

    I like your key hole top! I tried one a few years ago to make & was a disaster but seeing yours maybe I will try again :)

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      Mar 7, 2014, 07.15 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks denise, you really should try this one. I had mu moments with it as well but i perservered and i’m glaf i did. The knot is’nt as easy as it looks!!. Getting it to.look neat took time and a lot of patience lol x

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    Mar 7, 2014, 05.46 AMby heatherrique

    I remember this pattern, but now you made me remember it ever the more! Your top is delectably gorgeous and I thoroughly enjoyed looking at all of your photos. Mary, thank you so much for sharing and renewing my interest in trying more Burda Style patterns. Yeah! :-)

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      Mar 7, 2014, 06.26 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks heather i really can’t get enough of tops like this!! Quick well quickish lol and they look nice. I made this one with leftover fabric so it cost nothing. I have bags full of leftovers so i probably will make at least one more. I made a dress as well. I just need to get it photographed. I do think the burda magazine is well worth the money. I have mine booked from my local newagent. I get so excited when the next ones due lol. I normally am making something but planning on what to make next lol x

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    Mar 6, 2014, 04.20 AMby velvetribbon

    Pretty outfit for everyday wear, Mary. I am sure you guys had a lot of fun during the photo shooting :)

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      Mar 6, 2014, 06.13 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks so much, we laughed that much even though my teeth where chattering with the cold lol x

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    Mar 4, 2014, 03.51 PMby sewbutterfly

    Love it…and its my fave colour! I want one…or, that one! ;D Excellent work!

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      Mar 4, 2014, 04.05 PMby Mary Athey

      Awww thank you so much for your lovely comment x

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    Mar 2, 2014, 08.35 PMby vinia789

    Your color combo is perfect another great job Mary. I don’t k think d cold is getting to you

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      Mar 2, 2014, 08.42 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks vimia, i do love easy to make and easy to wear clothes and these pieces are just that x

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    Mar 2, 2014, 06.03 PMby zsyzu

    I love the whole outfit! I wondered how difficult that knot detail was when I first saw the pattern. However, you did a very nice job. And those floral pants are very flattering.

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      Mar 2, 2014, 06.48 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks zsyzu, the top looks really good once i figuref out the knot section and the floral trousers i just can’t make enough of. I love them so much x

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    Mar 2, 2014, 03.52 AMby kisses

    Smashing outfit and I like the colour blocking of the top. Mary you look so great

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      Mar 2, 2014, 08.30 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanls a lot kisses, this was such.a fun outfit and best of all it was comfortable x

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    Mar 2, 2014, 12.05 AMby schnui

    Great top and pants Mary. It doesn’t look cold from here!!!

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      Mar 2, 2014, 08.31 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks schnui. It was just the thought of taking my coat of that was daunting lol. Mum was worse than me, she had three layers on.top of her top lol x

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    Mar 1, 2014, 11.39 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Wow! I like your top with two fabric – This is a great idea Mary! Love your chic and fun pants as well :-) I’m happy to hear your mother is feeling better – pls give her my best!

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      Mar 2, 2014, 08.34 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much ellen, it was lovely getting out for some fresh air yesterday. I just hope mums ok to.day as we did walk a bit. I will let her see your thoughtful comment ellen x

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    Mar 1, 2014, 11.05 PMby rita61

    Great outfit Mary. Awesome colours. And I love it when it’s castle photos. :-) My daughter really likes this top, so it’s on ‘her’ list. LOL So glad your Mum is doing good.

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      Mar 2, 2014, 08.39 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks rita, once the weather turns i will get some more photos of the castle grounds and the lough which is full.of boats and swans and looks beautiful on sunny days, your daughter will love this top rita. I did end up cutting what felt like a foot of the sleeves and i have long arms. I preferred the neat finish x

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    Mar 1, 2014, 10.32 PMby Luz Kettle

    So much fun. Your outfits are always inspired, great design and taste. Great time out as well. X

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      Mar 2, 2014, 08.42 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks so much luz hopefully.the weather is turning.warmer for us?? Winter seems to have gone on fo ever lol. I love seperates that are easy to wear and these tick all the boxes. The trousers are so cheap to make so i intend to do more colourways x

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    Mar 1, 2014, 09.39 PMby liliv-1

    Oh that’s very a pretty outfit!

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      Mar 2, 2014, 08.46 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks liliv, my favourite things are often the quickest projects. The top was a quick sew apart from the neck but i think i know what i’m doing now lol x

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    Mar 1, 2014, 09.19 PMby Mokara

    This is beautiful! Wow, you & Ellen are so FAST, by the time I decide on what I ‘want’ to make you have made 3 outfits… LOL how do you do that?

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      Mar 2, 2014, 08.48 AMby Mary Athey

      Lol and thanks mokara, these projects are super.quick to make anyway and i do sew nearly every day. I get withdrawel symptons if i don’t make something. I.love seeing my washing on the line and its mostly me made things x

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    Mar 1, 2014, 07.10 PMby Mbaliyethu

    Love it!! Looks good on you Mary.
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      Mar 2, 2014, 08.50 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much, this is a lovely top pattern and it looks good as a dress as well which i will post later x

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    Mar 1, 2014, 07.02 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Very beautiful, Mary. The top looks different made of two fabrics. You styled it top so nice:all the things match perfect and with great taste.

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      Mar 2, 2014, 08.52 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks oksana for your lovely comment, i can’t have to many tops as thats what i live in day to day. I would love to make this again in a pattern.x

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