Saturday, April 10, 2010

burda style 04-2010-102

While square and boxy isn't my usual aesthetic, I wanted to make this blouse as soon as I saw it in this month's burda.  I'm not sure why, but I'm all about random whatever I want sewing right now, so I decided to just make it and see...
I had this navy rayon/poly "linen look" in the stash that wasn't too dear, so if I hated it, I could call it a muslin and get on with my life.  I actually really like it!  I'm not sure I love it untucked with jeans, but I actually like the simple shape.  I love the double breasted button placket and the sleeves with the tabs to hold them up.
From the back, not so great.  It pretty much looks like a scrub top.  You can see that there is truly NO shaping.  The side seams are straight lines.
Love that button tab!  Isn't it cute?!
Inside I made french seams.  The shoulder seams were supposed to be felled, but I forgot and didn't put on enough of a seam allowance, so I just frenched them and topstitched them down.
In the magazine it is styled tucked in.
I think it looks better this way, but Mitch disagreed.  He suggested that I wear it over a white below-knee a-line skirt, cinched with a red belt and with blue and white shoes.  No, he really did!  I do love my hubby.  I guess I need to make a white skirt...

17 comments:

  1. Cute top, looks comfy! What fabric did you use, I love the color of it!

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  2. I like it untucked better too. And I'm starting to think that Mitch is secretly a fashion designer at heart. Psssht. Who needs pulmonology. Er. I think it's pulmonology? Or... opthamology? Yikes. I don't pay attention very well.

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  3. Your top is cute, and looks quite comfortable. The boxy shapes are starting to grow on me. I like them tucked in or cinched over slim bottoms.

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  4. Wow, you're fast! From the pictures I liked it untucked better but after reading your husband's take on it, I'd say go for the white skirt!

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  5. I love it! I like it worn both ways. It would look good with a belt, or you could even put some darts in the back. Butt, whatever, you did a great job on this blouse. I love the double breasted front!

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  6. I love your new top...I was drawn to that one too. Mitch is aa natural in the fashion world...maybe its a skill to fall back on if he gets tired of the doctor gig! :)

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  7. I love it - I wouldn't mind making a modified top for bowling !! I really love it. Especially the buttons. I would suggest not tucking it in as your wonderful hubby suggests as well - the white skirt (and maybe red shoes) is a wonderful idea.

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  8. I really like this! Didn't care for the version I saw in Burda, but yours looks so chic.

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  9. very nice indeed - I see a few versions of this cropping up on the net - a popular top with many - the sleeve tab is adorable, the double row of front buttons - I can really see the attraction.

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  10. I really like how that top turned out. It looks great on you.

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  11. It looks good, the tabs are a nice touch.

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  12. Wonderful top - I really love this style and it looks great on you. I like Mitch's fashion prescription!

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  13. I love the little tabs on the sleeves, your top turned out super-cute!

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  14. Cute top! I think your husband's outfit suggestion would be super cute!

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  15. Very cute! I'm with you though, I like it tucked in, but I'm betting it would be equally chic belted over a skirt.

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