Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Burda World of Fashion 04/2009-112 lace tee

Happy New Year! May your stashes continue to be bounteous and your seams be straight in 2014!
Despite being out of town for the last week and a half, I just couldn't let December come to a close without sewing some Green! So in the 11th hour (the morning of the 31st), I whipped up this green lace top with my favorite raglan tee pattern.
This is Burda World of Fashion from 04/2009 (back when it was still BWOF), #112. This is the third time I've sewn it and the second time using lace. It's definitely a TNT for me. The color in this pic isn't quite right. The lace is much more of an emerald, like the other pics. The lace and black bamboo jersey are both from FabricMart.
Barbara and Carolyn have both blogged recently about the shift from sewing to fashion bloggers, and the tendency that comes to over-glamorize our lives, so I decided to snap some quick pics just doing what I was doing today, which was cleaning out the kids playroom. No glamour. Lots of mess. But my tee held up great!
The fit is nice in back too, which is one of the reasons I keep coming back to this pattern. I didn't do my usual swayback alteration, but it still works. (Side note - awesome braided bun courtesy of LadyKatza, who shared this gorgeous pin with me.)
The other reason I keep coming back to this pattern is the two piece sleeve. It seems like a fussy detail for a tee shirt, but it makes the fit through the shoulders so much better than a one piece sleeve.
I'm so glad I made another lace tee to replace the destroyed one and also thrilled I got to my Green December garment while it was actually December! Now it's time to start some Jungle January and y'all I have plans...

25 comments:

  1. I loved this on Instagram but love it even more in real life! Love the pics of you with the vacuum cleaner. I'm still amazed at how much sewing you do with little ones!

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  2. That is such a neat tee pattern and I LOVE the lace. Can't wait to see what you come up with in Jungle January!

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  3. It looks really comfortable. The pics are cute. Can't wait to see your January projects.

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  4. Vacuuming. ugh. :) It never seems to end. Awesome to see you looking so stylish while you clean though!


    Pretty lace, gorgeous color, great job! I love it. I may have to find that magazine and try out that top :D Happy 2014!

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  5. Loving the green! I'm excited about this year's Pantone color, but emerald was really a favorite for me. The lace in this tee is really great. It's giving me lots of ideas :)

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  6. I meant to say on your last post that I *loved* your lace T and that I want to make one for myself sometime soon. and I was so sad your other one bit the dust. I'm glad you were able to make another!!

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  7. Katie -- This is just fabulous. I love it. Congratulations on another great result. Plus, I love the green -- obsessed with green (and herringbone) really now.

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  8. I really love the lace t-shirt trend. Really cute top.

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  9. I love this! You look fabulous cleaning up the playroom!

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  10. Haa haaa! I love the vacuuming photos! You're the prettiest cleaning mamma out there. Happy sewing in the new year.

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  11. keeping it real, yes! And still fab!

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  12. Ha! Love the vacuuming, LOVE the hair, and love the shirt! Well done!

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  13. So pretty! Love the realism. Real life is very seldom glamorous, but it's fun to look good while cleaning.

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  14. that is a stylin' vacuuming top. ;) & i love all the discussion and photos that Carolyn's and Barbara's posts sparked.

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  15. Great top! I think I have that issue. Will have to check it out!

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  16. Love that green lace with the black. A very glamourous top to be doing the housework in.

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  17. I love this top and you look great cleaning the playroom. I

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  18. Great top! I have this pattern, made it once and perhaps I should go back to it. Love how you combined the two fabrics!

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  19. Now this IS glamour at it's best, a lace tee for vacuming!!!

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  20. I love 2 part sleeves! his year my goal is to use more than 1 print in a make- this pattern looks like a perfect one to try with. BY the way, my post office pics were my attempt at blog glamour. Since the husband does the vacuuming!

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  21. I haven't tried a two part sleeve yet, but this looks fabulous!

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  22. Check you out, sewing AND cleaning. I'm also happy to vicariously enjoy long hair through you. ;)

    Thanks for the link to Barbara's blog about sewing vs. fashion blogs. It makes me feel less inferior when all I manage is an instagram in the mirror at the work gym locker.

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  23. What a great fit, and love the vacuum shot. I will check out the links--thanks for sharing them.

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  24. Love this top! LOL, LOVE the 'photo shoot' as well. :-)

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  25. I love this so much that I am going to have to copy this at some point. ( I hope you don't mind )

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