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Shining & Glittering :-)

Added May 23, 2015

by Oksana Starz...

Mykolayv, Ukraine






What I shoud say first – I just don’t know if the main hero of the project is the clutch or the blouse. Inspired by Ellen’s and Liliv’s projects of bags I, at last, overcame my prejudice as for my … “bags sewing skills” and made this nice and refined clutch. I used the leftovers of the fabric from this skirt. In this way I’ve got a nice accessory. I was pretty delighted with the result and wanted at once something to match the skirt and the clutch. And in one of the bags found this great blouse from Burda 11/2000, # 116. I guess it is one of the most complex things I’ve ever made. And I still like it a lot. But when sewing I made a mistake – cut the seam allowance along the front edges for usual 0.5 cm. So after the first time of wearing the blouse, the edges ( from both front parts!!) just frayed out from the plackets :-(( I re-made them but it happened again. So then I decided the blouse would become just a pleasant memory :-) After making the clutch it occured to me to renew the blouse one more time so now I can consider it to be almost new:-))

Material Notes

For the clutch – stretch cotton sateen and viscose for the lining.

For the blouse – organza.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Bohemian, Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic, Vintage
Organza, Polyester, Satin

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    May 26, 2015, 02.18 PMby kisses

    Great outfit….like the combination and the top is so lovely

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    May 26, 2015, 09.06 AMby thewallinna

    Супер блузка! Дуже незвичний викрій, вигладяє просто шикарно! Я в на твоєму місці відшила ще одну :) А сумочка, просто незамінний елемент для цього вбрання! Це так спеціально вийшло, що колір сумочки спідпадє з кольором спідниці? :)

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      May 26, 2015, 02.31 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Дякую! Щось таке:-)) Сумочку пошито з тканини спідниці: це був такий план – нічого не купувати, а зробити з того, що є, а спідниця просто таки страждала від самотності:-) … Вряд чи ще колись ще одну таку блузу… у мене трохи дивне ставлення – я втрачаю інтерес до речей, коли вони вже зроблені, тому може і шила колись одне і те саме двічі, але, мабуть, лише коли заробляла цим на життя.
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    May 26, 2015, 01.54 AMby RedBelka

    Very elegant outfit! Nice clutch!

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    May 24, 2015, 05.42 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    The shirt is really impressive and the clutch is great (I should try it one day)…

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      May 25, 2015, 05.29 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much… Yes it is worth making indeed. I’d love to see your variant some day:-)

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    May 24, 2015, 07.08 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    What a Shining Star! You look amazing in your outfit Oksana! Love your beautiful clutch and your blouse is just fabulous! Thanks for your kind words my dear :)

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      May 24, 2015, 08.23 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you, Ellen, I’m so glad to get such nice compliments from you:-))

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    May 24, 2015, 04.21 AMby rita61

    Amazing outfit! What a great purse ! Such nice colours on your outfit!

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    May 23, 2015, 10.14 PMby tessi


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    May 23, 2015, 10.11 PMby liliv-1

    You are very talented at everything you do! Your purse is very chic and looks very luxurious! The blouse is amazing too – very romantic and aristocratic!

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      May 24, 2015, 08.21 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Dear Liliv, I always get much encouragement from you:-) Thank you, thank you, thank you :-))

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    May 23, 2015, 08.47 PMby Mary Athey

    Oh wow oksana what a stunning outfit and I just adore your handbag.can you salvage the blouse as It’s gorgeous? Maybe reinforce the seams? .I love everything about this project and you look fabulous xx

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      May 24, 2015, 08.19 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you, Mary, for the compliments! It is exactly what I did yesterday – applied the narrow stripes of interfacing along the front edges and then sewed the plackets again. Hope it was the last repairment of the blouse. Because to re-do something is not an enjoyment for me.

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      May 24, 2015, 12.12 PMby Mary Athey

      I’m the same, I hate having to redo finished projects but yours was well worth salvaging x

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