Sunday, June 29, 2008

Burda 09-2007-101













My first top for the JCC is finished and I really love it. I haven't tried it on me so I hope I am just as enthusiastic when I do :). I used a very sheer silk jersey I bought from Artextile in Richmond (Melbourne). This is my first time with silk jersey. It was very hard to handle but sewed and pressed beautifully. I followed Burda's instructions pretty much except I used 6mm seam allowances and put the sleeves in flat before sewing up the side seam. I used my sewing machine for sewing as I thought the overlocker would be too "heavy" for the delicateness of the fabric.

Here is a close up with my accessory purchase from yesterday. It is my $10 necklace from Portmans.


Here is a full length shot. With the print it is a bit hard to see the details in the photo.

I have another top to do and some handsewing on my final skirt. I will do the handsewing while watching Rove tonight but still have to even decide what top to sew! It must go with the two skirts and the necklace. I feel an Ottobre T coming on....or maybe another one of these. Both would be pretty quick.

16 comments:

HWPP said...

The fabric on this top is just gorgeous! It looks like it would be really comfortable to wear as well.

Shannon said...

So pretty - it bet it looks amazing on you!

Isabelle said...

Beautiful blouse, Vicki! You've been sewing up a storm :)

designdreamer said...

That looks yummy.
I still can't get my head around the idea that you all are experiencing fall/winter weather.
Not having snow (not even close here) for Christmas I can relate to, but cool/cold weather now is so hard to fathom.

Birgitte said...

How absolutely beautiful, and the necklace is the perfect accessory.

Carol said...

I love the fabric. The combination of greens and purples is fast becoming a favourite of mine and I might have to sew something soon. Can't wait to see the rest of your capsule.

Tany said...

I love this blouse and I want to make it again! Your version is beautiful!!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

I love the fabric/print...it is so pretty!

Alison said...

Just love that fabric & pattern combo! Gorgeous. :) Nice necklace too.

Sew4Fun said...

Beautiful top Vicki. The fabric is gorgeous. I bet it feels very luxurious too. Great marriage of pattern and fabric.

Liana said...

Vicki, That's a beautiful blouse and the fabric looks luscious. Even from all the way over here I can almost feel it. Very, very nice.

Summerset said...

Oh my, that is some really stunning fabric - just gorgeous. I know you'll look wonderful in it. You pairing of fabric and pattern is perfect.

a little sewing on the side said...

Lovely, and bet it will be beautful on, too. What will you wear underneath? I bet the jersey drapes and hangs beautifully. I am just curious how sheer it is and how you will wear it. Of course, I know you will rock it, as you do everything!

Christina said...

Silk jersey - so luxurious! I really want to make this pattern too...

paco peralta said...

Vicki .- I love this fabric and the blouse is divine. greetings, Paco

LMH said...

Vicki: I've always loved that top & what a lovely fabric. I suspect it will be as gorgeous on as off.