Monday, November 29, 2010

Crazy Birds

Burda Magazine calls this a blouse "for little pirates", as part of a series of costumes. Made up, it does seem a little costumey, especially with the very puffy sleeves. I can really imagine it as a 17th century pirate shirt, except maybe for the silly bird print.

The blouse (Burda 1-2010-149) has a band collar, polo placket, front and back yokes, and sleeve vents with ties. Since I cut this pattern in January (eek!) I thought it might be a little small on my little weed, but you can see there's plenty of room.

The bird print is from Yes, it's crazy, but it will match the corduroy pants I plan to make soon(ish).

Happily, the sleeve poof has toned down a bit in the wash.

Hurrah for the conquered polo placket. They've given me grief in the past and so did this one. The one you see was made up of newly cut pieces after I ripped out my first (disastrous) attempt. But hurrah all the same.



  1. Joy, your "little weed" is adorable in this blouse and she looks pleased with her photo session. Nice outfit :-)

  2. Very fun! And I love the bird print.

  3. The more I look at it, the more I like it. And I think you have a budding fashionista there!


  4. What an adorable top.... and "self" styled. Very stylish. And what a darling model.

  5. I love reading your blog because you remind me of myself when my children were young. I had 5 daughters and 2 sons. I sewed a lot of my daughters clothing and some for my sons. Now I sew a little for my grandchildren. When my children were growing up in 70's and 80's, it was cheaper to sew their clothing than buy new. Not true today but the grandchildren love to say "Grandma made it"! You did an awesome job on that placket.


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