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BurdaStyle Magazine: 03-2008-108 (w_i_r_e_d Blouse) thumbsup - Type:Tops    printable version
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Posted on:4/1/08 10:57 PM
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JMarie1962 said...
Beautiful blouse and I love the color (eye-catching). I had to chuckle when I read that it's been in your stash since 1987. That sounds like something I'd do! :) Great review and I'm glad you shared the tip about the BWOF book on techniques. I stay away from their patterns, as I've never had great luck. Congratulations on making your deadline :)
3/31/08 11:01 PM
cabinbaby said...
Wow! Thanks for the review!! I want to make this pattern too! There are so many that I want to make in BWOF!! I love your version too.
3/31/08 11:19 PM
lilyofthevalley said...
Just a gorgeous blouse, SewFar. Wonderful color, and each change you made has enhanced the style. Exactly the right touch with your trim and buttons. Needless to say, your wired collar is positively inspired. Lovely, Lily
3/31/08 11:32 PM
Em's Summer said...
Great blouse!!! I love the wired collar!!!
3/31/08 11:57 PM
yorkshire lass said...
Stunning. Love the collar and the gorgeous trim just makes the style for me. Love the colour as well.
4/1/08 3:21 AM
anetJay said...
ooh LOVE IT !!! gorgeous colors !!!
4/1/08 6:13 AM
Lori V said...
Gorgeous blouse and wonderful color.
4/1/08 7:18 AM
SewFar said...
Ohhhh -- I'm blushing with chagrin. I think I've commited the sewing equivalent of getting dressed in the dark. How did I manage to get crushproof fabric to look so dishevelled in the photos? Truly, the blouse looks a lot better in person! Will re-take pics.
4/1/08 8:08 AM
SewFar said...
Doubly chagrined.
4/1/08 8:15 AM
LindsayT said...
Nice! Looking forward to seeing more photos of it.
4/1/08 8:54 AM
CatMukai said...
Ooh, I like your version! If I had known you were planning this I would've held off on my review ;)
4/1/08 12:51 PM
EveS said...
Very pretty shirt! Your fabric was aged to perfection! :) Congrats on your first BWOF, and a fitted blouse, no less!
4/1/08 8:24 PM
kathleen1304 said...
I also like your use of the word "sproing." I'm sure we all know exactly what you mean.
4/1/08 11:08 PM
Mary Stiefer said...
Wow - unusual treatment for the collar but it looks great. I also like the treatment on the collar and pocket using a multi-colored fabric. Nice job.
4/1/08 11:14 PM
ColorMeHome said...
Beautiful! I think this would also make a cute jacket, especially with the collar. I love it!
4/2/08 0:36 AM
Athene said...
Wonderful blouse - I especially love the collar.
4/2/08 2:19 AM
Modiste Madness said...
Thanks for your detailed review. Those are always so helpful. Great job.
4/2/08 9:00 AM
Puddin Pop said...
Did you sew the ribbon together to make a tube or did you fold it over lengthwise and make a tube? I have some of this ribbon and you have really outdone yourself using this. Awesome.
4/2/08 10:07 AM
patrica said...
Lovely blouse , great review. I always wondered did Burda ever publish a book about thier construction methods. Got to get that book Thanks
4/2/08 11:36 AM
VtMartha said...
Gorgeous blouse and very interesting review! Can you tell me what you use to trace patterns and how it works for you? I've seen clear plastic suggested before but I'm not sure what weight.
4/2/08 12:27 PM
ChristineX said...
Wow, that is gorgeous! The use of color is wonderful =)
4/2/08 3:54 PM
nancy2001 said...
Great looking blouse.
4/2/08 6:50 PM
SewFar said...
~Thanks, everyone, for your wonderful comments.~ As a developing sewist it's really encouraging to get positive feedback!
Puddin Pop - I stitched two lengths of 3/8" ribbon together -> a seam on each side. VtMartha - Plain old waxed paper used to trace this pattern (see Adjusted Pattern pic): see through, very inexpensive, easy to mark (no bleed-through), fold out, pin/staple/tape for adjustments. I also like soil separator fabric/cloth, used here for the fitting muslin.
4/3/08 9:04 AM
jlucie said...
The collar is fabulous and I love the way the sleeves and pockets reflect each other's puffy design. Thanks for the tip on using wire!
4/6/08 10:39 AM
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