So i mentioned how i am in love with spring and how i couldn’t wait to make the burda top… Well exams kind of got in the way. But i did end up making it [yay] – now it seems that spring has gone missing. It has been raining in Cape Town lately.
I used hammered silk that i got at Fabric City for R49pm – i thought that was a bargain.
I also used organza for the front flap – btw i got the flap-thingy wrong because i read the instructions incorrectly and i was in a hurry to get the blouse done. But i fixed my mistake by adding another flap. I like it anyway.
Joke. I just had a denim shirt that was too big for me. Way too big for me. This is what it looked like before (note where the shoulder seam is):
so I made it smaller. This is the result (I also moved the pocket):
I made another soft blouse – this one is my favourite. Love the colour of the fabric and after making two similar blouses before I guess I have had enough practice. I made a bow instead of a collar again this time.
The gathering of the fabric in the front and at the shoulders worked out nicely this time and a found some kitsch buttons that matched perfectly. I really do like this blouse the best.
Reference : McCalls pattern : 3407 (adapted)
This is a top I painted a while back. It has been worn a few times so it is slightly faded. I copied the picture from a book my brother had on science fiction novels – it’s the cover of Planet Stories : revolt in the ice empire (1940). See the original image here.
Inspired by my soft sunset blouse I decided to make a variation. Instead of doing the collar I changed it so that I could make a bow in front.
My twin brother took these pics – he demanded that I mention him. The pictures were taken in my parent’s back yard. The roads in the background is where developers but down roads and wait years for people to start building – these developments are abundant in St. Helena Bay.