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Melon overdose

Added Nov 20, 2011

by carolinschmidt

Berlin, Germany






I really love my melon Kasia…then I saw this free pattern on the german BurdaStyle page. The leftovers of the skirt were enough for this shirt. Okay the pattern called for light weight fabrics and the smallest size was a 36 (I usually need a 34/XS). But I gave it a try and reduced the seam allowance to make it a bit smaller.
The fit is far away from perfect and the very stiff coral linen forms a melon in front of my belly (and it crinkles from even looking at it). It’s a just for fun project and I don’t want to invest more time in altering it. The last picture shows it in combination with the melon skirt…well, a melon overdose.
May be I will wear it together when somebody throws a fruit themed party :)

Material Notes

cotton linen, zipper




Garment Type


free Burda/Perwoll pattern

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    May 2, 2012, 10.04 PMby safiab123

    It works——

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    Nov 30, 2011, 01.25 AMby The Tropical Sewist

    The combination actually looks really good! I’d wear it in the streets anytime :)

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    Nov 22, 2011, 02.49 PMby daisylynn

    I love the outfit. I’d wear it anytime, not just at a fruity party! :-) It looks like those whimsical vintage dresses…

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    Nov 21, 2011, 10.35 PMby gemmafloyd

    really cute!

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    Nov 21, 2011, 02.56 PMby ifkagljifka

    dont need to wait for a theme party…in my oppinion… this is toooo sweet and you should war it!why not an evryday wear!? i would respect that (if u know what i mean…) ;)

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    Nov 20, 2011, 09.22 PMby Zaiba Shaikh

    Sooo Pretty! :)

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    Nov 20, 2011, 08.55 PMby infinite-plus-one

    Really love this! Looks amazing in you

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    Nov 20, 2011, 08.32 PMby gaviccaabri

    Nice overdose :P

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    Nov 20, 2011, 08.25 PMby madebymeg

    i love them together! you could totally pull that off around town!

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    Nov 20, 2011, 06.52 PMby step-van-b

    I like especially the combination with the melon skirt. It’s so fresh and fruity :-)

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