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my pocket fox

Added Mar 1, 2016

by kelerabeus

Beograd, Serbia






This winter I was on a search for the perfect button up pattern, and this shirt was my first make on that quest! I chose the pattern from a bit older Burda issue, #123 from 02/2005. I love two piece sleeves and piecing on the back, all in all it’s a nice pattern. I did make the mistake and trace the whole pattern in the same size, so while it fits my 38 size bust it’s small around my 42 size hips, I have to wear it with last two buttons open. Lesson learned for the next time. I also decided to make hidden button placket. It’s my first and I kinda made this decision in the middle of the sewing so I’m 99% sure that I didn’t do it right, but somehow it works :)

Since I’m self proclaimed fox enthusiast I decided to embroider little peekaboo fox on the pocket. It’s basic long and short stitch and I think that it looks so cute. Put a fox on it!

The skirt is also made by me, with pattern #123 from Burda 12/2010. I had fairly small piece of wool so this pattern was perfect since it calls for very little fabric. Unfortunately, at one point I washed the skirt on the wrong program and it shrank, ending up much shorter and tighter. It annoys me dearly but I refuse to give up on it, my skirts often tend to be on a skimpier side anyway so I’m embracing the look :)

Material Notes

For the shirt I used some old duvet cover, I loved the color and I thought it would looks nice with the embroidery. Skirt is made of wool, small piece from my mother’s stash.




Garment Type
Cotton, Wool

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    Mar 10, 2016, 10.31 AMby matkailijakirppu

    Super cute detail! This is great way to bring fun subtly to a shirt! :)

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      Mar 10, 2016, 02.22 PMby kelerabeus

      Thanks! I agree, it’s really easy way to spruce up a pattern a little :)

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    Mar 9, 2016, 12.07 PMby Beccki

    The little fox is so cute and your embroidery is fantastic, love the whole outfit.

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      Mar 9, 2016, 12.42 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you so much! I really do enjoy embroidery so I’m always looking for a way to incorporate it more into my sewing.

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    Mar 9, 2016, 01.41 AMby lexicolton

    That little fox is adorable! I love the skirt and shirt combo!

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      Mar 9, 2016, 12.40 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you! Both of these pieces are so versatile, they go with almost everything in my closet!

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    Mar 8, 2016, 10.59 PMby Kasiorist

    fabulous piece. I love the foxes series ;)

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      Mar 9, 2016, 12.38 PMby kelerabeus

      Thanks! I kinda want to put foxes on everything, I find them so adorable :)

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    Mar 4, 2016, 12.53 PMby reginaanne

    Thank you! The pocket fox instantly put a smile on my ice. And kudos for the shirt and skirt. You are a very talented sewist.

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      Mar 4, 2016, 09.16 PMby kelerabeus

      Aww, thank you so much! It’s so nice to hear that I made someone smile, you made my day :)

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    Mar 4, 2016, 12.53 PMby Ivanamania

    bože, šta sve može da se uradi sa dve ruke! odoh ja sada da učim da vezem… šalu na stranu, jesam gledala kako se to radi nakon one prošle lije, deluje veoma zanimljivo, a verujem i da je opuštajuće (pretpostavljam kao puckanje onih balončića na onoj zaštitnoj plastićnoj foliji), a nebo je granica idejama…

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      Mar 4, 2016, 12.56 PMby Ivanamania

      i čestitam na tome što su te istakli na homepejdžu!

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      Mar 4, 2016, 09.19 PMby kelerabeus

      Ha ha, hvala ti puno! Stvarno je opuštajuće – ja svima preporučujem da probaju veženje ili pletenje. Sigurna sam da je neko negde napravio legitimnu naučnu studiju o pozitivnom uticaju ručnog rada (a pletenja i veza naročito) na ljudsku psihu! Hvala još jednom :)

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    Mar 4, 2016, 09.25 AMby steph91

    The fox is so cute! ^^ I love it!

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    Mar 4, 2016, 06.30 AMby nrobson

    Foxes are the cutest thing x

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      Mar 4, 2016, 09.20 PMby kelerabeus

      I know, they are!!!

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    Mar 4, 2016, 03.10 AMby cchristie

    Loving this whole project, especially your pocket foxy

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      Mar 4, 2016, 09.21 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you so much, I’m glad to hear you like it :)

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    Mar 2, 2016, 05.05 PMby TyMarie

    Not only is your skirt and shirt fantastic, that little embroidered fox is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! Make sure to take a look at the homepage of BurdaStyle.com this week. :)

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      Mar 2, 2016, 06.09 PMby kelerabeus

      Aww, thank you so much! That’s awesome, thanks BurdaStyle :)

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    Mar 2, 2016, 08.29 AMby PlandaFlowers

    It looks lovely, I love the fox! I think I will make one, too.

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      Mar 2, 2016, 08.36 AMby PlandaFlowers

      i da, sad vidim da uopće ne znam zašto sam pisala na engleskom :) Jaki mi se sviđa lija, ali i sve tvoje kreacije. Sad baš gledam da sam puno tvojih projekata pikirala već ranije i sad vidim da su svi tvoji. Ja eto nikako da se slikam a redam prjekte polako u ormaru, ali uživam u tvojima da me pokrenu prema šivaćoj mašini :)

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      Mar 2, 2016, 12.04 PMby kelerabeus

      Hvala!!! Baš mi je drago da ti se dopadaju moje kreacije :) Ja prva uvek crpim inspiraciju sa interneta i svih kreativnih ljudi i stvarno mi je ultimativni kompliment kad čujem da nešto što sam ja inpravila inspiriše druge. Fotografisanje mi je najgori deo čitavog procesa, toliko mi treba da se nakanim da uslikam stvari da na kraju više od pola nikada ne ugleda svetlo interneta :)
      Nadam se da ćeš uslikati svoju verziju košulje kad je napraviš, jedva čekam da vidim kako je ispala!

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      Mar 3, 2016, 06.16 AMby PlandaFlowers

      Bravo za naslovnu stanicu na Burdi! A ja cu se potruditi oko svojeg iako još nikad nisam napravila košulju s kragnom i svim detaljima :)

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    Mar 2, 2016, 05.31 AMby alice9163

    Love the cute fox

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      Mar 2, 2016, 11.56 AMby kelerabeus

      Glad to hear that, thank you!

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    Mar 1, 2016, 10.21 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Wow, what a cute detail! I love the fox ;) With your legs you can were a mini-skirt and be proud :)

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      Mar 2, 2016, 11.56 AMby kelerabeus

      Ha ha, thanks Ellen! I definitely feel more comfortable with shorter hems but I’m not sure how much longer I will be able to get away with it, my mom already thinks that it’s not really age appropriate :D But I believe that clothes should makes us fell better so for now I will continue to wear my short skirts :)

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      Mar 3, 2016, 08.50 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s great! – and Congrats with the member project of the week! Well done ;-)

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    Mar 1, 2016, 09.02 PMby Mary Athey

    OMG how Fab is your outfit. I adore the little fox, it’s so well done x

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      Mar 1, 2016, 09.17 PMby kelerabeus

      Thanks Mary! I love foxes, they’re cute as hack :)

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    Mar 1, 2016, 07.03 PMby izbott

    What a great idea to upcycle the duvet cover. The fox detail is well done! Your mom must have a wonderful stash!

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      Mar 1, 2016, 09.14 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you! My mom hasn’t done any sewing since I was little, so I’ve been slowly raiding her stash over the years :)

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    Mar 1, 2016, 06.40 PMby Maria Hayek

    I LOVE THE FOX :D Very nice shirt you made, I like the whole look really :)

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      Mar 1, 2016, 09.10 PMby kelerabeus

      Thanks Maria, I found out that I really enjoy making shirts! Except when it comes to buttonholes, I do not enjoy buttonholes at all :)

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