Burda Top, Seventies Style

The thing is… I mean, what it was… If I can explain. Yes. Just that. Quite.

Oh dear. Karen’s OCD kicks in again. Another Burda top, this time with a Seventies colour scheme. I think this is probably a marmite print – you either like it or loathe it. It clearly called to me. My one reservation is that the cotton is a bit too stiff. (Bought for £2 a metre off Walthamstow market.)

As you can see, this blouse works great just loose over jeans. Two things I should mention about this make that I omitted last time:

  • The instructions don’t ask you to under stitch the facings, but I’d really recommend doing that.
  • I abandon the Burda instructions when it comes to attaching bias binding to the armholes. I just go my own way, which is the Sorbetto way.

This fabric was still folded up waiting to be used when I got home from work last night. That’s how quick this make is.

I wonder if this blouse is one answer to Handmade Jane’s recent question over how best to wear yellow. What do you think?

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30 Responses to Burda Top, Seventies Style

  1. Judy says:

    A very pretty blouse and I love the fabric. The colours really suit you.

  2. Tamsin W-P says:

    wow, what a quick make, and lovely too. How do youu get so much made with your job and all? you clearly don’t spend as much time reading other peoples blogs as I do!

  3. Anne W says:

    I think that’s a really cool top! Colours really suit you, and look fabulous with dark jeans. Well done on the quick make!

  4. Nothy Lane says:

    I love Burda patterns but I sometimes ignore parts of the instructions as well. I lov ethe fabric and the top looks great on you. I like the buttons too!

  5. Kerry says:

    You’ve been busy! It’s great to find a pattern that really inspires you to create multiple garments isn’t it?

  6. shivani says:

    v pretty! and those colours really suit you! I’m amazed at how quickly you make things!

  7. Jane says:

    It’s LOVELY Karen and yes, I think it’s definitely an answer to the yellow question! x

  8. Roobeedoo says:

    Ooh lovely! Orange, yellow, 70’s – all my favourite things in one blouse!

  9. Great blouse(s) Karen (loved the earlier version too).
    I bet you make a 3rd (or 4th) before Summer arrives hehe!
    (That Burda pattern is in my to do pile too. I just gotta do an FBA, add it to a dart, rotate and incorporate it into the release dart that goes from the SNP to the bust 🙂 FTW).

  10. mujerboricua says:

    This blouse pattern is a keeper and a winner. I love both versions you’ve made with it. The tapering at the waist is quite flattering. And I’m loving the 70s vibe. too.

  11. Scarlette O'Tara says:

    Lovely! I think you have convinced me that I need this pattern in my collection. I seem to have a poverty of plain black tops (always get too distracted by all those lovely patterned fabrics out there), so I reckon a nice crisp black cotton version is going to the top of my to-sew list!

  12. charlottepb says:

    Just like Marmite, I love it!

  13. Erika says:

    Gorgeous! Nice with a pattern that comes together so quickly =) I loved the other blouse too (I wrote a comment, but I think my computer ate it…). The pleats from the neckline is so smart! I’m hopefully done with drating a holk-sleeve blouse pattern (the toille looked good, but one never knows) and of course I’m pondering variations. All of a sudden the idea to move the excess from bustdart to pleats at the shoulder/neckline point has crept into my plans for future makes… =)
    Great blouse, great pattern! Have loads of fun in it ; )

  14. Alana says:

    Me thinks you are getting a jump on OWOP 2013!

  15. Funnygrrl says:

    I would be too scared to pick up this fabric. But it looks great on you. I guess a bust print needs a simple style? Very nice job. Love the buttons.

  16. Funnygrrl says:

    *busy print* Duh.

  17. Elizabeth says:

    Super cute top! Love the buttons.

  18. Clare says:

    A great way to wear yellow – looks great in a print. You have convinced me once again that I need this pattern and I look forward to seeing your future incarnations!

  19. Miriana says:

    I agree – this is a very nice top and it looks lovely on you!

  20. Erin Cumming says:

    Love this top on you. Love the fabric. Great choice. I have a similar pattern from the 80’s that has two tucks at the neck. Love the style.

  21. Lovely! That’s going to be so versatile. I like the way you accessorised it too. That print can stand up to some really vibrant colours.

  22. melonby says:

    Looks really good!
    Also, I thought I’d nominate you for a “Versatile Blogger Award” on account of your blog being pretty great – I hope you’ll accept.

    I’ve put all the details up here: http://apileofsheep.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/versatile-blogger-award/

  23. Marie says:

    Eeep, another lovely blouse Karen…and mine’s still waiting to be sewn up. I need to get a wiggle on!!!

  24. Summery and delightful; another winner. And I love the yellow buttons.

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