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White Stones Shirt

Added Feb 26, 2015

by saxsilverain

Espoo, Finland






lately i found myself getting attracted to white sheer fabrics. must be my “this year’s trend”, because i ended up getting heaps of white sheer fabrics of all kinds. most of them have white patterns on white background, and this particular one has white stones patterns. the “print” is made by combustion printing (polttopainettu in Finnish). and oh, another thing: this fabric is originally for curtains. it is 100% polyester, and very similar to organza.

i immediately thought of making a buttoned up shirt. just a simple one, because the fabric itself is already special (hello? transparent blouse? all the seams & seam allowances will be shown in public?). for the pattern, i used pattern no. 103 from BurdaStyle magazine issue no. 05/2012 (see last pic), which is basically the same as pattern no. 104 of the said issue.

for the collar i used percale cotton. i changed the sleeves to a different model, because… actually, i don’t remember why. i guess i just wanted it to have long-ish sleeves (but too lazy to make proper cuffs, etc.), so i chose a pretty simple model with some gatherings on the top and bottom. for the sleeve cuffs, i used the same material as the collar.

the pants i wore in the pics are also self-sewn, which i have written about previously.

also posted on my blog.

Material Notes

about 1,2 m of combustion printed polyester fabric (150 cm wide, originally for curtains),
about 20 cm of percale cotton (280 cm wide),
6 shirt buttons.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic, Other
Organza, Polyester

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    Mar 6, 2015, 08.44 AMby loulourosa

    it’s realy cool, the pattern seemed a bit dull to me when I saw it in burda, but you gave it a fun twist using this fabric, it looks very well made too

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      Mar 6, 2015, 09.04 PMby saxsilverain

      thank you so much!

      the pattern didn’t catch my eyes too at first, only after a while when i was especially looking for a basic buttoned-up shirt pattern did it come back to me and i was like: a-ha! i can tweak this to make it more interesting… or just use an interesting fabric. :D

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    Mar 4, 2015, 04.55 PMby mary-moff

    I love this, but didn’t the blouse pattern not have cuffs? How did you draft yours?

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      Mar 4, 2015, 08.02 PMby saxsilverain

      hi, i did change the model of the sleeves. i used another pattern’s sleeves (can’t draft my own pattern, yet :p) which has gathers on the shoulder & near the cuff parts. for the cuffs, i just cut 2 pieces of rectangles (twice the width of how big i want it to be in the end, and about 20 cm long), folded them in half (length-wise), and sew them the way you would sew a ribbed knit.

      since i don’t draft my own patterns, i find it easier to just use 2 different patterns. and for this one i chose an easier sleeve pattern because i’m so lazy, LOL! you can of course change it to any pattern that suits you best. if the bodice of each pattern looks like the shoulder edges fall around the same area then they’re most likely the same size, hence you can just mix & match them. :)

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    Feb 27, 2015, 11.40 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    You have done an amazing job with this shirt too! Love it ♥

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      Feb 28, 2015, 09.29 PMby saxsilverain

      thank you very much for loving it!! :)

      and sorry for the late reply, my page isn’t showing any updates, i didn’t know anyone gave me any comment & can’t see replies to my comment either. :(

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      Mar 5, 2015, 07.20 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      yeah, I know – today it starts working again… :)

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    Feb 27, 2015, 01.08 PMby liliv-1

    this fabric is amazing and you really rock this style!

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      Feb 27, 2015, 09.12 PMby saxsilverain

      thanks again! i guess i’m kind of “calming down” a bit right now with just white and black (and a few colours in the small details). :D still can’t get too far away from colourful prints though, LOL!

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    Feb 26, 2015, 11.38 PMby Mary Athey

    This is gorgeous, I love the fabric, I would love this blouse x

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      Feb 27, 2015, 09.10 PMby saxsilverain

      oh, Mary, i wish i could make you one, after all your loving comments & support to me! unfortunately the fabric’s now finished in the store, if only there are still some i could at least send it to you. ;) hope you’ll find something similar one day!

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