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Peach silk shell blouse

Added Nov 18, 2011

by squirrellypoo

London, United K...






This blouse was a really quick make, with only a few seams and minimal closures, so even including some thread tracing and french seams didn’t really lengthen the project time. In other words, it was exactly the sort of project I needed right after a holiday!

Burda 09/2010 #110 is the sleeveless version of this top and one of the, oh, eleven must-sews for me from this September 2010 issue. It’s been one of my absolute favourite issues since the moment it came out, so it was nice to make something other than the cover dress for once!

You can’t see all the details here, but I made this entirely with french seams throughout, as the silk habotai is really very fine and almost sheer. It’s almost lighter than air and is really too lightweight for a top, but I already had my heart set on using it for this pattern. Thankfully the wrap style combined with the folded-over facings means that there’s no see-through problems here at all, but I’ll still mostly use this for layering. The silk is from Ditto Fabrics, and is still available if you’d like some, too. Though I’d recommend it for a luxurious lining rather than a top!

See way more over at FehrTrade.com!

Material Notes

Peach silk habotai from Ditto Fabrics




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Bridal, Classic, Romantic



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    Nov 20, 2011, 01.57 PMby carottesauvage

    Really sweet! This colour suits your skin completion , may I copy this one also? :)

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      Nov 20, 2011, 05.42 PMby squirrellypoo

      of course! We need to set the date for our playdate before my December completely fills up! :) Sena Sews made the long sleeved version of this pattern recently as a cardigan and I SO want to make it again now!

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      Nov 20, 2011, 06.12 PMby carottesauvage

      Oh yea!! I like sena Sews’ version It looks great as a cardigan. Well, what about next Sunday at my place… or Saturday/Sunday in 2 weeks time?

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    Nov 19, 2011, 11.26 AMby ichigogirl

    Very, very pretty! Hope I’ve got that issue…. not sure! Great work, it must be lovely to wear too, silk, yum.

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