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Sailor Girl

Added Apr 22, 2008

by nuiwida23

Portland, Maine,...






I looked at the susan blouse and saw potential! The sleeves didn’t do it for me, so I didn’t do those, and I also omitted the tie at the bottom. I chose the material because the colors (navy/white) went perfectly with the sailor vibe I got from the original design. I love it so much, it turned out even better than I thought it would!

Material Notes

slinky-ish houndstooth fabric




Garment Type


Burdastyle for the pattern

Stephen Wells for his amazing photography!

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    Apr 25, 2012, 06.05 AMby wintersky

    love the colors :)

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    Aug 22, 2011, 10.34 PMby Jen Charney

    Is great that so many creative people on here have a differing vision for how to sew up a pattern and then share with us so we can see the other potentials of what we can make from the pattern. Because not everyone can imagine, me not so much yet so is helpful for me to get ideas from other people for now. Like this here great nautical idea and going sleeveless, like I would never even realize this was from the same pattern for the fancey looking eyelet purple blouse they showed if I had not been told.
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      Aug 23, 2011, 01.08 PMby nuiwida23

      I know, that’s what makes BurdaStyle so fantastic! So many patterns and interpretations. Thanks for checking out my project!

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    Jun 9, 2010, 12.50 AMby ohnapoleon

    I love what you did with it!

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    Dec 21, 2009, 11.53 AMby poloiscool123

    Incredible! I will have to try it, just like your style. I must agree, I prefer it to the BurdaStyle. A very well done and loving your sewing! :D

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    Jul 21, 2009, 01.16 PMby carrotflowers

    sleeveless! I love it, it’s genius!

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    Aug 3, 2008, 11.51 AMby stylesaw

    You are very beautiful and talented – so is your photographer! Your sewing skills impress me!

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    May 2, 2008, 02.33 AMby carolinesj

    very good work on the photoshoot! i wish i had someone to take my pictures like that :)

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    Apr 26, 2008, 06.14 PMby marinaglory

    what an amazing take on the susan blouse! it’s ingenious, and insanely cute!! great job and great photos also!

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    Apr 26, 2008, 09.28 AMby milliesewly

    so cute. i love the detail. and the color looks great on you

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    Apr 24, 2008, 09.59 AMby anek

    woah, this is really cool! I’ll put that on my to-do list!

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    Apr 23, 2008, 10.04 AMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    SO great without the sleeves! this is on my list now… thank you for the inspiration!

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    Apr 23, 2008, 01.09 AMby susisonne

    I can’t say anything else: it looks so beautiful and your pictures are really great!

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    Apr 23, 2008, 12.14 AMby fashion1

    this is so cute! I don´t like the susan pattern before, but you version is very beautiful!

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    Apr 22, 2008, 11.31 PMby escorpio

    It’s great! I never thought much of the Susan pattern, but I really like your version. Great alterations!

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    Apr 22, 2008, 10.35 PMby emilykate

    Can’t say enough how much I love this, and thankyou for showing it off so well in your lovely photoshoot! It’s great to be able to see all the details. This is my favourite Susan :o)

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    Apr 22, 2008, 08.36 PMby ab123

    Wow! it’s very cute. And looks so good on you. great!

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    Apr 22, 2008, 07.24 PMby blythe115

    Almost as Beautiful as you! Great job!

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    Apr 22, 2008, 05.40 PMby antigone

    It’s beautiful! I like your variation. You are so talented! Great pictures, by the way…

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    Apr 22, 2008, 04.33 PMby nenasew

    I love it. Looks so good with jean and a white tshirt. what could be better than that.

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    Apr 22, 2008, 04.23 PMby nikkiclare68

    Very cool! Great job changing this up!

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    Apr 22, 2008, 03.48 PMby jj1

    I agree with you, it really turns out great. I love it.

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    Apr 22, 2008, 03.02 PMby staticstasy

    yeah, the pics are really good… :)

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    Apr 22, 2008, 02.36 PMby polychromatin

    Really cool alterations and the photos are great :)

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    Apr 22, 2008, 02.24 PMby mirela

    Very nice! I like your pictures a lot too!

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    Apr 22, 2008, 01.32 PMby stephaniemorgan

    very pretty

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    Apr 22, 2008, 12.58 PMby OnYourHead

    wow!!!i like it!!!goood job!!:)

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