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burda maternity blouse 6/2009 and 2/2009

Added Aug 31, 2011

by nouvellegamine

San Francisco, C...






i’ve been wanting to post some of the clothes i’ve made, but painting has been occupying all of my time. however, i finally got it together, a little, to post a blouse i made 2 years ago when i was pregnant with karl.
first, i really wanted a cool cotton blouse for the months of august and september. we lived in san francisco at the time and no one has air conditioning. even though i’m normally cold all the time i was hot-hot-hot when i was pregnant. i found some lovely cotton and preshrunk it.

i used the top and back of burda 6/2009 # 123 and the bottom of burda 2/2009 #110. on #110’s piece i didn’t cut it on a fold. instead i extended the fold another 2 inches and connected the front center pieces with a seam. the most challenging issue was the bust. i wasn’t sure what to make in order to accommodate pregnant/nursing breasts. i ended up adding 2" to my bust measurement in preparation and it worked out wonderfully. but for you, i would ask whichever female relative you take after and get a good estimate.

the fourth photo shows me wearing it while pregnant, but it doesn’t really show the blouse, probably bc my priority was getting shots of my tummy. so, today i took some new photos. there are a million more on my blog in which i’m very awkward bc i don’t know what to do with my arms. mostly i feel like the mymble from “moomin.”

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    Sep 19, 2011, 07.00 PMby baka-pepica

    cool !

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    Aug 31, 2011, 04.35 PMby flowergirl22

    that is so cute,,,clever use of 2 designs

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      Aug 31, 2011, 09.52 PMby nouvellegamine

      thank you :) i really wanted to make the sleeves, but i knew the tummy wouldn’t fit. so, after a little searching though issues i found a compatible pattern :D necessity is the mother of invention.

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    Aug 31, 2011, 06.51 AMby keren

    lovely! how feminine and delicate! I like the sleeves and the choice of fabric.

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    Aug 31, 2011, 06.51 AMby keren

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      Aug 31, 2011, 09.51 PMby nouvellegamine

      i really loved the sleeves too. they were very flattering on my pregnant arms as well. it was definitely nice to have something to feel “pretty” in when my ankles were swelling ;D

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    Aug 31, 2011, 04.45 AMby ilksen bahşi

    very different pregnant clothes.And usefull because your blouse can wear after baby is born

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