Thursday, April 18, 2013

Burda 09-2007-101: I Keep My Promises

Paisley Front, Pockets

So remember the fabric orgy that was November for me?  With the glorious trip to Fabric Mart?  (Not to mention the trip to NYC.)  This lovely paisley print rayon challis ($5.99/yd) is one of the fabrics I bought on that trip, and I promised to make it into Burda 09-2007-101 at my earliest convenience.




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Well, I did.  I can't remember exactly when--sometime late December or early January.  I don't have anything to add to my blog post of the two earlier versions of this blouse, so this is just to show that I really do sew (some) of that fabric I buy.

Paisley Back

I only thing did a couple things slightly differently.  I put a simple hem into the sleeve, rather than gather it with elastic as prescribed by the pattern.  I wondered if it would annoy me or be weird, but other than looking like I have no hands from the back, I actually like it quite a bit.  It's not a top for doing too many dishes in, though.

I raised the neckline up another inch, and instead of having it tie I stitched a separate loop of fabric to center front that the ends pull through for a mock tie, as I did for Simplicity 2305, which reduces the weight significantly so the CF isn't pulled down.


It's a nice match for both the green wool Burda 11-2009-120 skirt--though I am dissatisfied with the length and am going to have to rip out all that topstitching on the inverted pleats, again, to shorten it, again.  It's juuuuuust barely acceptable with boots, but absolutely cannot be worn with any other footwear.  It's a good skirt and I'd like to get more wear out of it in Spring and Fall.


Paisley and Mustard, Front






I also like it with the Burda 01-2008-127 mustard ponte skirt, for a different look with the fitted bottom.

The rayon was easy to sew.  I'm always nervous about the durability of rayon, so I sewed it with French seams.  So far it's holding up, but with my, ahem, deep closet it only got a few wears this season.



All photos are here and the pattern review of the previous versions is here.

19 comments:

Seraphinalina said...

I like that, very much. It does look great with both skirts.

badmomgoodmom said...

Spoken with a lawyer's precision.

> I really do sew (some) of that fabric I buy.

I have deep closets, fabric collections, and precision language, too. (But that comes from math.)

Little Hunting Creek said...

Beautiful blouse! I like your neckline treatment. I also sometimes sew the fabric I buy,but as my husband says, it's like wine, it has to age.

Kelly said...

That fabric is glorious, and you chose the perfect pattern for it!

handmadebychris said...

A truly lovely top! The idea about making a mock tie rather than a real one is so clever - I have a Burda tie-front blouse waiting to be sewn but I was always worried about the weight of the tie, so your solution is exactly what I am going to do. Thanks for sharing!

PetitePear said...

Aw! I was just going to say that the green skirt look great and is a nice length that I've rarely seen from you. It looks great with the boots but I agree with you that it could look awkward with other footwear. Can't you just keep this skirt for boots and just make another, shorter one?

Very nice blouse. THanks for the tip about the loop instead of knot.

Linda said...

Nice blouse and nice new design touches.

Adelaide B said...

I like this. It's got a great 70s vibe.

couturearts said...

awesome! Very 1970's YSL, especially with the denim skirt.

Uta said...

I love the color of that blouse and yes, veeerry YSL especially with the boots! I tend to make skirts too long and then never shorten them; show me it can be done!! :-)

Vicki said...

Nice! I have just one top using that pattern. Really I should make a couple more.

Faye Lewis said...

It is pretty Trina, classic and certainly ladylike.

Sewingelle said...

I am sitting here reading your post wearing that same pattern. I looked at it in the mirror this morning and thought "this pattern would probably work in a woven- I should give it a try. Didn't someone blog about that?" And then you posted about it again! Thank you!!

Your latest version is lovely, as are the skirts

Nikki said...

Love it. The pattern and colours look great on you.

Mrs. Micawber said...

This one's a winner - especially with the green skirt (which looks a perfect length to me, at least with the boots).

I like the neckline alteration too - it really suits the print.

Mary said...

What a great blouse! I like the bell sleeves-just find them more feminine than cuffs. The green wool skirt is gorgeous, and the length is good with boots. I'd save it for times when you are wearing boots.

McVal said...

That built in tie is so flattering!
Love it!

AllisonC said...

I think I break every single promise I make on my blog, I'm learning not to make any now! I can see why that was an easy promise to keep though, all 3 versions look great and actually quite different from each other.

Anonymous said...

This pattern has been on my sewing list for a while, and your lovely versions inspire me to finally cut into my fabric!
But I think the pattern number is # 101 rather than #120?
This, or I got it all wrong :)
Olga