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Considering how much I love my Burda magazines I thought I might have come up with something a little better, but oh well..
I found a pattern in 11/2008, no: 114 that is rather similar in shape to the blouse from the new book. I had to grade it up a couple of sizes and then proceeded to put it together without reading the instructions. Oh well...
I chose a navy fabric from my stash of which I have a heap of it (bargain bolt from the op shop - 30-odd metres for $4.99) and will have to make something to go with it. Maybe a straight skirt. I really have nothing that will work with it in my closet. (story of my life) hence the reason it was photographed on the floor. oh well..
It's pretty comfortable in a stereotypical peasant style, but it should be okay as an overblouse.

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Comment by Casey Sew on November 20, 2011 at 4:15am

Everyone needs a bit of navy Jen! And it's the simple makes that get the most wear at my house.  I can't believe you have 30m of that fabric!

Do the Burda mag patterns only come in one size? (just wondering since you had to grade it up)

Comment by Jen on November 20, 2011 at 4:41am

The patterns come usually in about 4 or 5 sizes. The one I wanted was a little smaller that what I need so on this occasion I graded. 

The op shop I like to go to has bolts of fabric for $4.99. It's hit and miss what you'll get, but I've scored a few beauts. I should give away a few metres. I've more than I'll need.

Comment by Rosy on November 20, 2011 at 10:53am

 30 meters !! Wow! Well, a blue top is a garment with a lot of wear, so I'm sure it will soon have many candidates separates to wear with it.

Comment by Cathe on November 20, 2011 at 11:33am
Jen this is a perfect top in my book, easy to wear and always looks stylish!

30 meters of navy, score!
Comment by Judy Roberson on November 20, 2011 at 11:45am

Jen.. great navy top..

Comment by Kazz on November 21, 2011 at 1:55am

30metres for $4.99? that's bananas, great top Jen, you could make a million of them.

Comment by margueritedesigns on November 28, 2011 at 1:03pm

Bet you'll find that really useful!  Envy your 'Op Shop'. 

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