Burdastyle 8/2016 #126: A Good Bye to Summer

Summer has been late around my parts, but it’s still continuing well into September. That’s why I’ve found the motivation to muslin camisole tops – I’ve some really nice silks waiting to be made into replacements for the rather ratty contents of my lingerie drawer and I really want to get this right, hence the muslin.

This is exhibit nr 1:


It’s Burdastyle 8/2016 # 126. I dug deep into my stash to find this yellow poly-something. I’d thought I’d never make something wearable out of it, both because of the colour and the sweatiness of the fabric – but in fact I now love my new top! It’s breezy enough not to stifle me and the colour goes a lot better with my (new) darker hair than with the previous lighter blonde. And the whole top is just frothy fun, imho.


The ruffle goes round all the way, but I could well image having it only at the front and catching it in the side seam, that would make it easier to layer for autumn.


And guess what: I can bend forward wearing this top! I just thought you need photographic evidence to believe something as incredible as that.

But there is something ENTIRELY incredible, and in fact shocking about this: The skirt, an RTW skirt that called me from its sale rack, has the most shocking lack of pattern matching! I didn’t realise when I bought it, because it was calling quite so loudly – but honestly, look at this:


We wouldn’t let have ourselves get away with this, would we?! Just goes to show that RTW (even nice RTW as this, the skirt wasn’t cheap at its original price!) isn’t all that perfect.


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12 thoughts on “Burdastyle 8/2016 #126: A Good Bye to Summer

  1. fabricfan September 11, 2016 at 10:23 pm Reply

    Great camisole.

  2. Lynsey Welch September 12, 2016 at 8:59 am Reply

    Loving this ruffley camisole, the proportions look great and the colour is fab and it looks great with the skirt, shame on rtw!!! Poor matching.

    • Chris September 12, 2016 at 9:35 pm Reply

      Thank you Lynsey!

  3. Christa September 12, 2016 at 5:30 pm Reply

    Das ist mir vor kurzem auch passiert bei einem Kleid – immerhin nicht so teuer. Aber seit es mir aufgefallen ist, mag ich es nicht mehr anziehen.
    Lustiges und ungewöhnliches Oberteil!
    Liebe Grüße aus Fürth! Schön zu sehen, dass es hier in der Gegend noch mehr Nähbloggerinnen gibt. LG Christa

    • Chris September 12, 2016 at 9:34 pm Reply

      Ja, ich finde, je mehr man selbst näht, desto mehr sieht man die Fehler auch bei gekauften Kleidungsstücken. Allerdings auch die positiven Seiten, wie zum Beispiel die schööönen Knopflöcher. Aber das ist ja ein ganz anderes Thema 😉

  4. Mia September 12, 2016 at 5:51 pm Reply

    Hey Chris

    a very extraordinary outfit (like it very much!). A fantastic combination of your camisole and the rtw skirt. But wait… rtw, and even not perfect at all? – Well, there is all the more reason to go handmade!! 🙂


    • Chris September 12, 2016 at 9:35 pm Reply

      Yes, there certainly is. Hurray for handmade!

  5. ellegeemakes September 13, 2016 at 2:09 am Reply

    Perfect outfit, and i love the ruffle on the camisole. Ha, love the stripe issue on the RTW…we would never let that happen, would we?

    • Chris September 13, 2016 at 10:34 pm Reply

      No, we most certainly wouldn’t!! 😉

  6. L September 13, 2016 at 11:39 pm Reply

    I remember clothes shopping with my mom as a teenager and she would check for pattern matching, which at 14 I thought was so inconsequential. And now of course I do it!

  7. SewingElle September 14, 2016 at 9:00 am Reply

    Love the ruffly camisole. Also secretly delighted in bad RTW!

  8. Linda of Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!! September 15, 2016 at 1:24 am Reply

    Your top is very summery! It’s funny how we notice mistakes in our work and RTW now, that we never noticed before!

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