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Hi Holiday Girls !
Here is my picnic shirt based on a burda pattern (2014-05).

More pics and details on my blog !

Have a beautiful week.
Sunday afternoon

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50′s Retro styled wiggle dress , V back neck, based on Burda Style 7178

I use a thick linen fabric .

TheĀ  diamond pattern makes me choose theĀ  simplest design , model C : sleeveless , without collar .

 

 

 

 

 

 

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burda retro top backI made this top from a pattern in Burda Style magazine, issue 5/2012. It’s a very simple, retro style top that is easy to make and very easy to wear. I went up a size to ensure a comfortable fit but I needn’t have done because it is very roomy. Not completely shapeless as it has bust darts and front darts at the waist. I was sold on the buttons down the back. Takes a bit of mastering to do up though!

burda retro top front

The front is very plain and commands some sort of detail either in the fabric or by sporting a little corsage! I dyed some eyelet poly cotton with black fabric dye, knowing full well it wouldn’t give absolute coverage but I like the effect that I ended up with.

retro top front view

The neckline is a bit small for my liking, though is true to those vintage jewel necklines. I will make it a little larger next time and see what happens when I go down a size! More details and photos over at ooobop!

 

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Fellow sewists, I know you’ll understand when i tell how excited i was when a friend brought by a huge stash of old sewing magazines! It’s not the longed for haul of 50′s and 60′s magazines with all the patterns intact (I know, but one can dream…) but it is about 20 or 30 burda magazines from the 70s and most have patterns still inside. I’d say I’ve done well…right?

And there were a couple of 50s mags thrown in just to make it even sweeter.

Hop on over to the blog for more vintage sewing porn!

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