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La Femme

Added Jun 30, 2014

by lejditea

Beograd, Serbia






♫ ♪ La Femme

Here’s my version of bustier top and circle skirt.. Original pattern for bustier is #127, Burda 05/2011 , and the smallest size is 72.. That meant that I had to size it down so it would fit me.. I was smart enough to make a muslin.. It turned out that with sizing down, cups were too small for my breasts! You can only imagine my surprise.. My idea was to make bustier that would be 3-5cm above my waistline.. Because of that, I wanted to sew in the boning on all the seams.. With this pattern there were only two side seams, non at front or at back.. After taking a better look at the Burda issue, I saw pattern #122 for strapless dress .. The bodice of this dress was almost identical to the pattern for bustier, and it had all the seams I needed.. I didn’t have to improvise, it was all there.. I kept size of the cups at 36 and sized down everything else.. In the end, from bustier pattern I used only the straps.. Since the fabric has a little stretch, and I used the same type of fabric for lining, the bustier is very comfortable to wear.. As soon as I made it, I wore it for days.. It is a perfect thing to wear with see-through shirts, lace sweaters, and of course, by itself.. Now my plan is to find some leftovers and make more of these..

The skirt is just a simple circle skirt.. I didn’t make it short, as usual.. In my opinion longer length looks better with bustier which reveals a lot of the body.. It’s a second skirt I’ve made in a month that covers my knees..

For the first time I can write – blogged here :)




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    Jul 26, 2014, 02.33 AMby Byanka Ayala

    I love your whole outfit! This is one of my favorite outfits you have made. Love the last picture!

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      Jul 27, 2014, 10.10 AMby lejditea

      thanks a lot :) I also love this outfit very much and I can’t wait to go back home and wear it :)

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    Jul 16, 2014, 09.38 AMby Ivanamania

    htela sam da komentarišem na blogu, ali ne umem, pošto nemam nijedan od onih silnih naloga koje mi sistem traži. elem, kreacija je divna! takođe, čestitam blog! a muke sa macama su mi super poznate jer i moj mačor tripuje da je švalja pa se petlja u krojenje, što uvek otežava stvari. za sada mu je jedino dosadilo da petlja konce na mašini, pa se sve nadam da će mu i krojenje dosaditi.

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      Jul 17, 2014, 03.19 PMby lejditea

      hvala :) to s komentarima na blogu sam malo otezala, jer sam bila na klackalici da li da ih ostavim kao opciju.. valjda su dovoljni google ili blogger nalozi.. mada jasno je da je lako naci neki drugi nacin za komentar ;)
      kod mene je za nijansu komplikovanije situacija, ako se macak ne petlja u krojenje/sivenje, onda pas sigurno hoce.. sta da radim kad obozavaju tkanine rasirene po podu.. to im dodje kao poziv na igru :)

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    Jul 12, 2014, 01.27 PMby claudinka

    What a great retro outfit, I LOVE it!!

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      Jul 17, 2014, 03.44 PMby lejditea

      thanks :)

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    Jul 4, 2014, 03.43 PMby GeorgieT74

    Very nice.

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    Jul 4, 2014, 03.43 PMby GeorgieT74

    Very nice.

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    Jul 4, 2014, 08.22 AMby loulourosa

    very nice combination, it looks really good on you!

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    Jul 1, 2014, 01.35 PMby sewing fanatic

    totes gorgeous! D&G totally… i like

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      Jul 2, 2014, 09.52 AMby lejditea

      oh, i totally forgot to mention D&G.. their collection spring 2012 was so inspiring! influence is obvious :)

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    Jul 1, 2014, 04.37 AMby kristikaarlop

    Very pretty fabric and looks great on you:)

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    Jul 1, 2014, 12.19 AMby djarvis529

    Very pretty

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    Jun 30, 2014, 10.10 PMby izbott

    This really works in the warmer months.

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    Jun 30, 2014, 09.49 PMby chased-away

    This is beautiful! The last picture took my breath away

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      Jul 1, 2014, 09.03 AMby lejditea

      thanks :) it was fun taking these photos :)

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    Jun 30, 2014, 07.00 PMby IDia

    Great print!

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    Jun 30, 2014, 06.13 PMby Forlorat

    Very beautiful on you, superb fit and style!

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      Jul 1, 2014, 08.55 AMby lejditea

      thank you very much :)

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    Jun 30, 2014, 05.09 PMby liliv-1

    Wow this is so feminine and sexy-very hot.

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      Jun 30, 2014, 09.13 PMby lejditea

      thank you :) it turned out better than I imagined :)

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    Jun 30, 2014, 04.35 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Gorgeous set! Wow – You did Great! ♥ Lovely blog too ;-)

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      Jun 30, 2014, 09.11 PMby lejditea

      thank you Ellen :) blog is at it’s very beginning.. in a month or two it will look normal :) thanks for stopping by :)

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      Jul 1, 2014, 07.56 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Looking forward to see more of your nice blog :-)

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