Sunday, May 14, 2017

Burda 6849

I really wanted to sew another Burda shirt but this time in a stretch denim.
I did all the work, making my muslin last time so it was a pretty quick sew.
I shortened the body and added pleats to the sleeve but apart form that, just sewed up my previous muslin.
It is a very nice shirt but very long in the body and I am very short in the body.
I am really happy with the back, the fit is spot on and it is very comfortable and allows me good arm movement.
I love  the tummy ease.
It is firm enough through the bust but I usually drop a bra size when I stop feeding and it doesn't feel too tight.

I sewed it up in a medium weight, stretch denim, from Spotlight.
I topstitched it with white jeans weight thread and used river stone buttons.
Now that I have made my muslin, I have a go to pattern for a stretch fabric.
I really don't mind re-reading a book, re-watching a favourite movie or re-sewing a good pattern.

Now to find the perfect non-stretch woven shirt pattern.

Thanks for reading, Happy Mother's Day!

10 comments:

  1. You look fantastic, Nicole! And what a lovely photo of the family.

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    1. Thank you Siobhan, I am a lucky mum.
      xx N

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  2. I'm with you - I resew a good pattern ad nauseum! This looks great on you, Nicole. That fit in the back is just spot-on!

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    1. I really like sewing a good pattern again and again. I have lost count of how many shirts I have made Hugo in the same pattern.
      I am happy with the back, the front I am not quite sure, the Twins think it needs more shaping but I like the ease.
      Thank you!
      xx N

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  3. Perfection! A really lovely well fitting shirt!

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  4. Great shirt, I need a couple of long sleeve ones for work. Might cut one out this week!!

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    1. I really recommend this on Colette. I know you don't mind putting the work in on your pattern and this one is worth it.
      xx N

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  5. This looks great on you, Nicole!! Really nice fit. Is Beatrix weaning? That is always a bittersweet time. I love knowing other mothers who breastfeed as long as I did - 3.5 years with Maggie, 2.5 years with Joe! :)

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  6. Thank you Inder.
    Beatrix doesn't feed much during the day but we co-sleep, so you know the drill.
    Yes, I extend feed too, 20 years now feeding or pregnant and I don't mind a jot. I will really miss it when it is over.
    xx N

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