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Added Nov 23, 2009

by anajan

Belgrade, Serbia






Hey this is my 100th post to BurdaStyle! I should celebrate, make a party, etc. You’re all invited! ;-)

This is another JJ variation. Hm… I altered everything – front, back, collar, sleeves! :) The button closure is inserted on diagonal, going from neck towards the left hip.
The front panels were redrafted first, so there are one panel for the left and one for the right side, and each of them has a horizontal bust dart. Then I marked the diagonal button closure.
The back panels were also altered – central and side panels were joined together into one piece with vertical waist dart. The back has a central seam shaped to fit my sway back.
The sleeves were lengthened to 3/4 length, the puff is removed and they are quite narrow. Also, I added folded cuffs with slits.
The collar is altered to a standard collar with a stand.
The fabric I used has some elastine, allowing nice fit even though the front vertical darts are missing. Well, the shirt is not VERY fitted, but it follows my body pretty well.
I think it’s a nice every-day, casual shirt.

This shirt is not very original with its design – queenb and Lauriana had similar creations, and I loved their shirts.
queenb used BWOF pattern – I tried the same pattern, but wasn’t satisfied with the fit.
Lauriana drafted her her pattern by herself, and she did an excellent job. Her button closure is more twisted towards hip.

On the third picture I blinked and waved my head trying to move my hair from face. And my camera shot me at the very moment – hence the weird photo. But I kinda like it :)

Material Notes

Cotton with elastine.




Garment Type

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    Dec 4, 2009, 12.18 PMby miss-g

    Congrats to you Anajan. 100 posts – that’s quite an achievement. You’re an inspiration.

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    Nov 25, 2009, 09.49 PMby lalunanueva


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    Nov 24, 2009, 05.29 AMby ilovepurple

    Congratulations on your 100th post!! Love all your projects. You are so talented!!

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    Nov 24, 2009, 12.42 AMby nettie

    100 well made, custom fit items is quite the achievement! I can’t wait to reach that number, myself.

    I love this top and so many of your other projects. Well done!

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    Nov 23, 2009, 10.42 PMby erdronen

    wow! how exciting to reach 100! fantastic work :) This blouse is so interesting! I’ve never seen one with the asymetrical front like that! great job redrafting to figure that out, and with the sleeves and all.

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    Nov 23, 2009, 09.42 PMby auntibrig

    Week after week, I am looking forward to see your creation. Have I been looking for the last 100 weeks? Congratulations!

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    Nov 23, 2009, 06.55 PMby milkyway

    Well doneeeeeeeeeeee Your projects are always perfect, !! congratulations!!!

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    Nov 23, 2009, 03.07 PMby ink

    CONGRATULATIONS you sewing machine that you are!!!!!!!!!!!! Yet another fabulous shirt too ! I will toast you tonight with a glass of vino!

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    Nov 23, 2009, 01.41 PMby carottesauvage

    Yeahhhhhhhhhhh party! How prolific you’ve been so far! You should probably post a picture of your wardrobe with all those great garments you made!

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    Nov 23, 2009, 01.39 PMby Jodi Wade

    100 posts! Wow! Well done AnaJan!

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    Nov 23, 2009, 12.54 PMby manuela

    Congratulations to your 100th post. I really like the diagonal button-facing.

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    Nov 23, 2009, 12.24 PMby stephiaffi

    Congrats on your 100th post!

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