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I am a sleeveless V-neck shirt

Added Jan 13, 2013

by oligopoli

Melbourne , Aust...






This is my first sewing project on Burdastyle. I have been a silent observer and admirer of the Burdastyle community for quite a while. I love looking at all the members’ projects. Although all the beautiful and creative projects never failed to inspire, I have always been too intimidated to cut into the fabric. That is going to change this year. My 2013 New Year resolution is to sew and create. I have decided to take up the scissors and turn on the sewing machine.

I have chosen to start with a simple sleeveless V-neck shirt. The pattern is from BurdaStyle 7509. I have chosen a light blue cotton material because blue is my favourite colour. The instructions were easy to follow but I found the V-neck section a bit fiddly. I decided to hand sew the bias binding on the neck line and arm holes. The hand stitching gives the garment a personal touch. After putting the top on, it looked a little plain – so I added a narrow bow-tie.

I had to pick up the seam ripper a few times but overall I am very proud of my first sewing garment. I am going to wear this shirt everywhere with a huge grin on my face.

Material Notes





Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    Jan 17, 2013, 08.59 AMby chickengroove

    Good on you. You’ve inspired me.I think it’s about time I do the same. I’ve got four meters of beautiful green silk, which I’ve been a bit fearful in cutting. Me too, this year it’s going to be used :)

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    Jan 14, 2013, 08.16 AMby oligopoli

    Thank you everyone for your kind support.

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    Jan 13, 2013, 04.51 PMby Sarah Connell

    Looks amazing! Keep it up!

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    Jan 13, 2013, 11.38 AMby schnui

    This top is lovely and so well sewn. For your first project, you have done so well.

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    Jan 13, 2013, 09.57 AMby Mary Athey

    Congrats on your first project!! I thimk the first thing I ever made was a dish cloth lol. The blouse is lovely . Theres some lovely beginners patterns in the burda mags ! I suggest you build your confidence by working on some two piece patterns like the.cowl neck one . Practice makes perfect and.the more you sew.the.better.you.ll get this site is great for finding out how.to do seams darts etc. Happy sewing and i look forward to seeing more of your work xx

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