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The Granny-smith Blouse

Added Jul 11, 2011

by adrie00

Gothenburg, Sweden






Pattern: self-drafted

I could not resist adding little apple buttons. (^-^)

What did I learn?
- Putting together this blouse is fairly labour-intensive because of the ruffles, the buttonholes and the collar. Next time, I will definitely pick a higher-quality fabric to get more bang for my time. I’m picturing sand-washed silk, which is very trendy right now.
- Needles matter. They didn’t invent different needle sizes just for the fun of it. It’s not a marketing gimmick. The right needle really does make a difference. In my case here, my American crpe was very thin and delicate, but at the same time pretty resistant (if that makes sense), so my machine had a hard time piercing the fabric, especially at lower speed. So I ended up with the irregular, awful stitch. At first I thought my machine was broken, but then I realised the problem was actually my needle.

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    Aug 4, 2011, 09.07 PMby mlichtenwalner

    This is so so so beautiful.

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    Aug 4, 2011, 05.09 PMby aleah

    Amazing. Looks so well made, and the color is just stunning.

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    Jul 22, 2011, 08.04 AMby Zane Tanqueco

    I love your choice of color and the blouse looks really great on you!=)

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    Jul 21, 2011, 04.45 AMby squiddlepop

    Cute blouse, and the ruffling detail looks so cool!

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    Jul 15, 2011, 03.59 PMby nelsonatmood

    Hello BurdaStylers, we thought FC20032C Lime Solid Poplin or FP15832 Grass Solid Charmeuse would work great on this project. You can find them both right here: http://tinyurl.com/66zdrr8

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    Jul 13, 2011, 02.16 PMby treacle-toes

    This is a gorgeous top!! It would be very exciting if the pattern was to be made available (hint hint).

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      Jul 17, 2011, 01.34 AMby adrie00

      hehehe it would be great, I agree. :-)

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    Jul 13, 2011, 01.52 PMby gfoster

    This is beautiful. Where did you get the buttons I love them :)

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      Jul 17, 2011, 01.35 AMby adrie00

      I got them in a tiny knitting store in Hull UK called Babes in the Wool!

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    Jul 13, 2011, 12.56 PMby CynthiaA

    Love it! Great color and style.

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    Jul 13, 2011, 10.26 AMby BlancheOfArts

    I absolutely love it! Great shape, colour and buttons. :)

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    Jul 13, 2011, 10.22 AMby rhinestic

    Very very pretty! Love the ruffles, buttons and the apple-green color!

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    Jul 13, 2011, 06.49 AMby MaryamNaghdali

    Great work! love the details :)

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    Jul 13, 2011, 04.27 AMby smallone

    Super. Fave color. love the look.

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    Jul 13, 2011, 03.09 AMby poppykettle

    mmm – yum. This top is green delicious.

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      Jul 17, 2011, 01.36 AMby adrie00


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    Jul 12, 2011, 10.46 PMby crisford1

    That is gorgeous! And brilliant to pair with the bright blue skirt.

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    Jul 12, 2011, 07.53 PMby olele

    Wow, beautiful colour, perfect for you! Will the pattern be available someday? I wish I could draw it myself…

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      Jul 12, 2011, 11.30 PMby adrie00

      Aw you are kind. Maybe some day, who knows?

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    Jul 12, 2011, 07.03 PMby FabricUiPhoneApp

    I’m with you on the needle…and for what it’s worth, if you sew a lot those needles should be tossed frequently. On a microscopic level, they get pretty banged every time you sew.

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      Jul 12, 2011, 11.29 PMby adrie00

      Yes, you are right. When you think about it, they already get so much use in a single project with all those stitches it makes! It shows that experience is the best teacher!

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    Jul 12, 2011, 06.48 PMby moona

    wow, what a great blouse & creative details! i also like the photos, all together it reminds me a little bit of anthropology-style… ;)

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    Jul 12, 2011, 04.25 PMby infinite-plus-one

    Wow, love it! And it looks great on you!

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    Jul 12, 2011, 03.23 PMby carottesauvage

    I’ll eat more granny smith apples from now on then, although I prefer Galas.. :)
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    Jul 12, 2011, 02.46 PMby karenball

    Woop-woop! We’re featured members together. So glad.

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    Jul 12, 2011, 08.51 AMby Anne Wagenhauser

    Love the ruffles, and that colour is fab on you. Wish I had the guts to wear it!

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    Jul 11, 2011, 09.25 PMby freakusbzzz

    this is fab, the colour and fit are great on you.

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    Jul 11, 2011, 09.03 PMby Timea Schmidt

    OOOO, this is so sweet! And you absolutely right about the needles. Learnd the hard way:) The buttons are lovely.

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    Jul 11, 2011, 08.51 PMby applesofavalon

    Wow! You did a fantastic job!

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      Jul 11, 2011, 08.55 PMby adrie00


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