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Is it? Yes it is! Flamingos!!

Added Feb 9, 2010

by frkbustad

Bergen, Norway






I couldn’t stop laughing when I saw this fabric, and each time I now look at myself in the mirror, I start smiling. I’m very satisfied with the fit of this shirt, although (and you can’t see) it is a little bit too flapping around the hips. I do need more pencilskirts, and I think I’ve just beome a shirt girl. Who would’ve thought?

Material Notes

100% printed cotton




Garment Type
Beach, Other, Preppy


Fabric & buttons

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    Jul 21, 2011, 01.04 PMby anamonde

    After seing you blouse, I made my oun retro Blouse, have you seen it? http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/camisa-bebe

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    May 31, 2010, 05.54 PMby baroness

    Nothing cheers a girl up more than putting on a mad print fabric shirt in the morning. very pretty! :)

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      May 31, 2010, 08.44 PMby frkbustad

      That’s so true! I sure feel like my day’ll be full of fun when this is on!

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    May 13, 2010, 08.00 PMby anamonde

    love this blouse & love the fabric, it’s not easy to find cool fabrics here

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    Apr 26, 2010, 08.38 AMby melisloppa

    Just love this fabric and the finished product! I’ve also got a piece of it, but haven’t used it yet, but got some inspiration now!

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    Mar 28, 2010, 06.59 PMby threadsquare

    So rad. And great fit. I love the 3/4 sleeves. Did you use a pattern for this?

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      Mar 28, 2010, 07.16 PMby frkbustad

      Thanks! I’m super happy with the fit – no wonder, as the shirt is based on a basic dress block I made at a short course at London College of Fashion. I don’t fit commercial patterns very well, so pattern cutting was the solution…

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    Mar 26, 2010, 09.00 PMby apfelbluete


    I must often think of your blouse. I think she’s so great! if you still wish to have a shirt with flamingos, then just look here:http://www.hartsfabric.com/40092.html :-))

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      Mar 27, 2010, 05.45 PMby frkbustad

      How nice of you! The flamingo print is very cute, but next up is gingham and cherries… Thanks for introducing me to the harts fabric!

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      Mar 28, 2010, 11.06 AMby apfelbluete

      I do know the fabric, but with strawberry as motive. itis from robert kaumann, isn’t it ? I sew a dree for my daughter. it is very nice on the skin.

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    Feb 17, 2010, 11.30 PMby missymellie

    Flamingos! This looks great, I love your style!

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    Feb 10, 2010, 06.02 PMby amibambini

    Looooooove this!! It’s making me think of cocktail hour for some reason. You have great style!

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    Feb 10, 2010, 02.24 AMby pinup

    gorgeous, LOVE the fabric its fantastic, lovely shirt!

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    Feb 9, 2010, 09.13 PMby apfelbluete

    I like this Blouse.ich like your style. I’m also a fan of 50’s.and I think it’s great that you live it consistently.

    I always wanted to know. you can wear these pieces even in everyday life? Do you do it?

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      Feb 10, 2010, 05.41 PMby frkbustad

      Oh my, I wouldn’t dream of thinking my style as consistent! I admire the 50s style, but also get inspired by rockabilly, mod and punk… so you’d see me in a 50s inspired shirt dress together with Dr. Martens boots… So that’s also an answer to your question: I often wear the clothes I make in everyday. Actually, I prefer making clothes wearable for everyday life.

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    Feb 9, 2010, 09.13 PMby apfelbluete

    I like this Blouse.ich like your style. I’m also a fan of 50’s.and I think it’s great that you live it consistently.

    I always wanted to know. you can wear these pieces even in everyday life? Do you do it?

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    Feb 9, 2010, 07.05 PMby chichil

    Another one of your creations which I love! And the skirt is great too^^

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    Feb 9, 2010, 06.06 PMby smallone

    Fantastic Fabric!!!!!! Suits that shirt perfectly…looks lovely on you.

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    Feb 9, 2010, 03.32 PMby sunnilj9

    It is so darling! I love the fit, which looks positively perfect! And it looks so fabulous with that skirt and your hair! Fantastic job. Very chic and I think the fabric choice is so whimsy and fun.

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      Feb 9, 2010, 06.14 PMby frkbustad

      Yeah, I’m so glad it turned out whimsy and not only Hawaii… I don’t know if ‘Hawaii shirt’ is a common expression, but in Norway it is, and I think I managed to avoid it looking like that… I did some reshaping on the fit of my basic block (which shouldn’t be necessary, if you’d ask me!), and it is (nearly) perfect now… Yey!

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    Feb 9, 2010, 11.54 AMby BeYou TiFul

    Oooh it makes me smile too!! Lovely fabric and it looks great with your pencil skirt.

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    Feb 9, 2010, 11.44 AMby ichigogirl

    Very nice, and the Kasia too. I like the red zipper. And your new haircut!

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      Feb 9, 2010, 06.11 PMby frkbustad

      Thanks :) It’s still asymmetrical though, longer and classy on the other side of the face. I’ll show you when I’m posting the V8280… ;)

      The modified Kasia is my favourite skirt. i just skipped the pockets and front flap and ta-ta!

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    Feb 9, 2010, 10.49 AMby lindeberg

    Ohhhhh, this fabric is wounderful!!!! I´d just bought it myself in sweden and I´m goning to make a really sweet 50´s dress with a pink and with underskirt (I think it´s called underskirt in enghlish=).. Your blouse is soooo nice, well done.

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      Feb 9, 2010, 06.10 PMby frkbustad

      Can’t wait to see… I’m sure it will look great as a 50s dress! I wasn’t sure about the fabric at first, but this result make me want to make a dress as well… You go first, yeah?

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    Feb 9, 2010, 10.33 AMby freakusbzzz

    Who’s a pretty bird then?

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    Feb 9, 2010, 09.52 AMby scheryka

    And here I thought flamingos were for just yard decoration and vintage bedsheets! But this…this is simply cute. I like your shirt. It has just the right pop of color and goes vewy well with your skirt. I thought it was a modified Kasia at first. Nice ensamble.

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      Feb 9, 2010, 06.09 PMby frkbustad

      Thanks a lot! I’d never thought I’d wear flamingo prints… ever! So this surprised me as well, and I’m happy with the result! The skirt is a modified Kasia! I’ve posted another project with that.

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    Feb 9, 2010, 09.49 AMby loyl8

    I love the fabric really cute!! great job on the shirt.

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    Feb 9, 2010, 09.06 AMby auntchelle

    Love it. I fabric is to die for.

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    Feb 9, 2010, 07.52 AMby Fletcher & Fenn

    love this shirt. Printis awesome. Great job!!!!

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