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Burda 6632 Crepe Blouse

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Burda 6632 Crepe Blouse


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Liberty Print Blouse

Hmm, it’s 8pm, we have to be up at 3am to travel to the airport, and I’ve just finished sewing my last top for holiday! (This post was scheduled to go live whilst we were away)

Does that sound familiar to anyone, or is it just me?

Back in April I went to Liberty’s London store and bought a metre of this lovely fabric. P1050333

I chose McCall’s 2818, view ‘D’ which is bottom left on the envelope front. P1050330

The pattern called for 1.5m of fabric and I had the last 1.10m on the roll, so I knew it was going to be tight, even at 150cm wide. Reading through the instructions first (as you always should!) I reckoned I could get away with it if I used plain white cotton of the same weight to make the back facings.

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To ensure that the print matched at the hem, I lined all the pieces up so the bottom edges lay on the same line of flowers. I couldn’t match at the side seams as they were all Princess seams and curved.P1050328 P1050329

The instructions required full interfacing on all the facings but, as the cotton is very thin, I thought it would be too stiff so I just used a strip around the neck edges and the buttonhole edge. This worked perfectly. P1050335

The white cotton was fine as the back facing. P1050358

Not as pleasing on the inside as the Liberty print would have been, but it would have cost £12.50 just to buy half a metre to make the back facings – so I figured the plain white cotton would do.

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The inside front is better:)

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The hem at the side backs and side fronts have a cute little split detail. (Just spotted some thread that needs trimming…)

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The neckline with its sharp ‘V’ cutout makes a nice change.

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Top made, now into my wardrobe to see what it might go with.

Rolled up jeggings and navy wedge-heeled flip-flops?

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Yep, that’ll do nicely.

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Right, I really MUST start the packing….