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Peach, peplum, pear.

Added Oct 2, 2010

by brownhare

Brisbane, Australia






I have to say I really like old bed linen. This blouse was once a quilt/duvet cover. Or half of a quilt/duvet cover since there’s plenty of material left. This is also my first blouse, and I’m pretty proud of it even though things are crooked and uneven and a bit lopsided. There’s a strange synergy at work with sewing though I think in that lots of little mistakes seem to be mostly forgiven in the final product: it looks lovely on, and I’ve had compliments (plural!) from people who didn’t realise I’d actually made the blouse myself. This pattern is cute, really cute — I like it a lot — but the instructions are a bit lacking. I had no idea what I was doing and the instructions didn’t help me much with that (I’m not sure if that’s just a Burda magazine thing. I’ve never bought a copy before, just this one pattern), but I did get there in the end. I had to adjust some things like the sleeves (they billowed on me initially) but I’m not sure if it’s because of my lack of skills and inability to follow minimal instructions or if it’s a pattern sizing thing. The blouse is flattering and feminine and very pretty though… you should make it. Really. And then we can compare notes on the sleeves.

Material Notes

Cotton (?) maybe cotton blend (??) quilt cover, second hand buttons, some thread, lots of patience, some mild coarse language.




Garment Type

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    Oct 3, 2010, 06.04 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    very nice made and really cute! i love the material and its lightness and transparency! lovely!

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      Oct 3, 2010, 07.11 AMby brownhare

      I love the lightness too. :)

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    Oct 2, 2010, 05.45 PMby amibambini

    Super cute, and well done you for your first blouse! It is very Joanna Newsom too. Love her!

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      Oct 3, 2010, 07.09 AMby brownhare

      I do too! Thank you! And thank you for understanding my kind of lame little pun.

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    Oct 2, 2010, 03.01 AMby seasidelaundry

    This is very sweet! No indication of anything amiss at all. Anyone tackling button fronts (which I adore) is a trooper. I definitely get the sizing thing, always felt European designs had a closer, better fit. Maybe difference is to suit the wider range of publc to enable more to use? Why I love Burda junior patterns. Oh, well, not a matter because you “fixed” all quite well.

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      Oct 3, 2010, 07.11 AMby brownhare

      Thank you! It does fit wonderfully. It’s made me brave… I think I want to try other Burda magazine patterns now.

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    Oct 2, 2010, 01.08 AMby cambra

    “some mild coarse language” haha, I think more of that goes into sewing than most people would guess.

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      Oct 3, 2010, 07.07 AMby brownhare

      I think it veered closer to moderate to extreme coarse language at times too, but I didn’t really want to write that, haha.

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