After my last project I really wanted to sew something up that was breezy, easy and helps invite winter to take a hike already. This sweet little blouse Burda 6/2013 #119... actually it's a combo of #118 and #119 in that issue. I used #119 but used a pattern piece for a standing collar from #118. This shirt helps fill a major gap in my wardrobe: easy, casual tops for spring and early summer (mid-summer here is a hot, sweaty mess, so it's all sleeveless for me then.)
Yes, it was a bit nippy outside today to take these photos, but I really want to take all my pictures outside from now on, this is why my hands are stuffed in my pockets in every shot! Natural light is terrific. I never photoshop my images-- who has the time? I'd rather be sewing-- so it's a million times easier to take clear photos in the light of day.
I used this really lovely
I like the look both tucked and untucked since I got such a nice fit. I cut my standard Burda size of 42 and graded out at the hip to about a 46. I can't believe I didn't need to alter anything after making my normal size.
I used french seams since this is such a lighteweight, semi-sheer fabric. I didn't feel like fiddling with mock french seams on the sleeves so I did serge them. My hems are are narrow machine rolled hems.
Why am I squinting? There is no friggin' sun out. Suck it winter... come on Spring! On to the next sewing project...
**The photos were taken at Cylburn Arboretum, Baltimore, Maryland.
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