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"Wrap, Drape, and Tie" - my Holiday Burda Outfit

Added Jan 6, 2016

by SeamRacer

St. Louis, Misso...






The warm winter we’ve been having gave me an opportunity to wear something different for Christmas: a sheer white chiffon “Tie Front Blouse” #126 and a black satin “Skirt with Draping” #107, both from Burda Style 2012. I had problems finding the right curve in the skirt pattern so I had to add in a center back panel, but I think it looks great anyway. Because of the back panel, I moved the zipper to the side. The front drape is my favorite part (great for hiding a tummy full of treats) – I made it in a single instead of double layer. The top was so easy to make, is so comfy, and so versatile – plus I made it on just under one yard. I love both these pieces! I’m looking forward to wearing the blouse over some sleeveless dresses over the summer. Please visit my blog for more https://seamracer.wordpress.com/2015/12/31/retro-forward-burda-style-wrap-drape-and-tie-party-set/




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic
Chiffon, Polyester, Satin

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    Jan 20, 2016, 03.21 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Nice indeed… I would never think you skirt made by that pattern… this year they had something alike… I like the way the skirt fits and the front blouse plays well here:-)

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      Feb 1, 2016, 10.15 PMby SeamRacer

      Never consciously thought of how the skirt and blouse match like that…you’re right, and thank you!

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    Jan 13, 2016, 06.54 PMby Tessellator

    Love how wrap of top ‘flows’ into skirt despite contrasting fabric choices – suits your figure so well too! Nice to see some mix n match options. I’ve been looking at the top – looks deceptively simple to sew but think the fitting will be key. Also the proportions of the wrap on the skirt will need modifying for a shortie like me ….?

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      Jan 13, 2016, 07.24 PMby SeamRacer

      Thank you for your compliment. Yes, the original patterns do need some fitting (esp. the skirt, it’s a very straight design ‘as is’ with no hip room)…see my blog page for more details. If you need the skirt shortened, the wrap will need it too. I would do so by making a vertical line in the middle of each of the three drape panels, and taking out your measurements from there – if you need 6 cm out, take out three sections of 2 cm. Hope this helps!

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    Jan 11, 2016, 08.47 AMby floralgirl

    This a good choice of patterns to combine and this outfit is stunning on you.

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      Jan 12, 2016, 04.25 AMby SeamRacer

      Thank you very much! I still wish we had better pictures of my outfit.

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    Jan 6, 2016, 07.37 AMby Maria Hayek

    I like your outfit, looks great on you :)

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      Jan 12, 2016, 04.22 AMby SeamRacer

      Thanks for the compliment!

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    Jan 6, 2016, 07.04 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

    What a beautiful outfit! Both pieces have those “spicy” details that make them unique!

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      Jan 12, 2016, 04.22 AMby SeamRacer

      Thank you, Elpida!

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