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Linen white top: so simple and so pure! Burda style 05/2012

Added Jul 16, 2012

by Irina Schwab

Aylesbury, Unite...






The seven year itch… Blouse 131 in Burda Style magazine May 2012 issue.

I have varied the project slightly by adding lace at the front and using linen instead of embroidered batiste. I have also changed the darts for a better fit, as seen.

The top was made in UK size 14 and mum is now the proud owner.

I used pale blue flower buttons at the back.

Perfect for very hot summer days.

Material Notes

100% linen, stretch lace, 6 buttons and silver satin bias tape




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Romantic, Vintage

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    Jul 17, 2012, 08.47 PMby kathryn parry

    I love this. The top looks like it would be so comfortable and cool. I especially love the lace and am feeling the itch to start a new top :)

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      Jul 18, 2012, 05.28 PMby Irina Schwab

      Go for it! Takes less than a day if you have the fabric and lace ready!

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    Jul 17, 2012, 07.05 PMby servareginae

    You’ve made such a simple blouse quite elegant. Nice work. Did you use French seams?

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      Jul 18, 2012, 05.28 PMby Irina Schwab

      No, I didn’t. But now that you mentioned it, it would have looked very nice! Linen is a nice and tidy fabric, and I overlocked all seams wit a zig-zag. I haven’t got an overlocker, just a simple machine. Although it never works on jerseys, it look really neat on non-stretch fabrics such as this. Thank you.

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      Jul 19, 2012, 04.27 AMby servareginae

      I don’t have a overlocker either. I don’t think it is necessary. With jersey I trim the seam allowance severely and then zig zag over what is left.

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    Jul 17, 2012, 07.23 AMby janene

    I love this pattern. I made one in embroidered eyelet fabric. Thank you for this lovely inspiration. I would love to try a linen version. :-)

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      Jul 18, 2012, 05.29 PMby Irina Schwab

      I have seen it. Gorgeous! There we are, we do not need expensive, rare pattern to create something really practical and elegant. :-)

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    Jul 17, 2012, 06.25 AMby Irina Schwab

    The project is based on Embroidered blouse 05/2012. Unfortunately, I cannot change it, a different pattern comes up!

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    Jul 17, 2012, 04.22 AMby schnui

    Very pretty Irina. Your Mum looks lovely in your top. What beautiful lace and so perfect for linen.

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      Jul 17, 2012, 06.18 AMby Irina Schwab

      Thank you! I made the skirt, too :-) She find it quite difficult to find clothes to fit because she is quite petite. The pattern in the magazine is quite short, indeed. I simply used the length indicated there.

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    Jul 17, 2012, 02.32 AMby HelenMoore

    Beautifully done!

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