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susan sew along

Added Sep 2, 2007

by jj1

Livingston, New ...






Burda Style 1st. sew along

Pattern- Susan
I like this design very much but I don’t have nicer fabric in my stash so I added a little more details which are pintucks and piping. I plan to make this blouse again in the future with the nicer fabric and will alter the neck line depth, right now it is too low for me and somehow it is a gaping when I wear it but it fits smoothly on the dress form though.

Material Notes

Fabric – cotton in dark navy




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    May 18, 2009, 09.23 PMby moonlover

    Lovely~~~ I will try to this. Thank you for your detail pic.

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    Mar 22, 2009, 12.54 PMby bebaalex

    It is great!I must have one.

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    Oct 22, 2008, 11.07 AMby susanthegentle

    Well, I think your fabric looks lovely in the photographs… and I’m so envious of all the pintucking! I guess I better get some practice in.

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    Sep 29, 2007, 10.17 PMby claireokc

    Wow! This is great details. Details make an outfit and this will be a treasure for you for a long time – Great to see the effort in this top!

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    Sep 4, 2007, 10.38 PMby wendyxo

    Nice work JJ. I am so impressed that you went even further with this already time consuming pattern to add pintucks and piping! You must be an awesome seamstress.

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    Sep 4, 2007, 10.16 AMby mirela


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    Sep 3, 2007, 02.34 PMby jj1

    Craftybernie, Thanks you. By the way, it gapes around the shoulder lines…they sort of raise up.

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    Sep 3, 2007, 01.26 PMby craftybernie

    I think this is a beautiful top – both the colour and fabric look fine too. The pintucks, ruffles and piping are especially nice. Great job!

    Where does it gape when you wear it?

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    Sep 3, 2007, 11.55 AMby jj1

    Thanks a lot for the compliments. Lilo, I like all the ruffles, pintucks, and piping. It’s great that these type of details is updated. I’ve seen everywhere.

    Elainemay, I do the first method that you mentioned. I cut the fabric bigger than the piece of the pattern (guess work) and pleat them 1/2" far apart (eyeball/guess again) but you must work on grainline, and keep it that way all the time, otherwise it won’t come out good. -—It is better to press/iron while sewing the bigger pleats too but with the tiny pin tucks like this, you can get away with it.

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    Sep 3, 2007, 08.45 AMby elainemay

    another great job! what’s your method for adding pin tucks? do you pleat a whole piece of fabric and then cut the piece out from the pleated fabric? or do you alter the pattern?

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    Sep 3, 2007, 03.12 AMby lilo

    Great! You like pintucks, don’t you? Good idea, sometimes it’s difficult to find 2 fabrics that match; I also like Susan, maybe I’ll try it in your version some day. By the way, nothing wrong with the fabric you used, I like it, it fits great.

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    Sep 3, 2007, 02.29 AMby majnets3s

    This is great version of susan!

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    Sep 2, 2007, 08.26 PMby emilykate

    GORGEOUS! I think that fabric looks lovely. I love cobalt blue. Nice choice with the buttons too.

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