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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Bruyère Shirt



Bruyère means "where the heather grows". Despite studying French in college, I had to google that one. A lot of good all that conjugating did me...

I really love shirts, shirtdresses, and variations on the theme. Hence me trying this new Deer & Doe pattern right out of the gate instead of waiting a couple of years. 












Although I've made two other Deer & Doe patterns, I did muslin this one. I'm glad I did. While the drafting seems consistent (unlike my experience with my as-yet-unblogged Colette pattern efforts) and my standard fitting changes worked well, this one was tight in the bust/back. So I made the next size up instead.

Note the sizing runs quite a bit smaller than the other Euro-sized Burda and Ottobre patterns. Trust the measurements on the envelope!

Sizing up affected my alterations somewhat, so I'll tweak them in a future version. Beyond that, I'll cinch in the waist. The arms are also fairly roomy.

Aside from having a tad more ease in the girth than I want (easily fixed), I love this and, ahem, wore it for almost a week straight. It's very comfy with leggings (or jeggings as shown here).

I plan to make this again in a solid (denim?) and whatever other stash fabrics call my name.











18 comments:

  1. This looks so lovely! I really like this style made up with this fabric & I'm jealous of your great looking collar & band ;)

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    1. Thanks, Wendy! I have a thing for seersucker. Too bad it crumples in the wash ):

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  2. Oh Joy, you are making this very hard on me! I love this pattern and your blouse is soooo pretty! Well, I'm very self-indulgent...guess I'll have to go for it. You look lovely.

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    1. I do apologize for tempting you, hehe. Thanks - I'm pleased with how it turned out.

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  3. It looks lovely. It will look great in a solid colour too.

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    1. Thanks, Marie! I agree with the solid color. I'm keeping my eye out for a good chambray or lightweight denim.

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  4. You have made such a beautifully neat looking shirt :) I like the pattern very much, and am tempted to try but wonder if it would be beyond my abilities. Have to make a shirt some time though!

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    1. Thanks, Philippa! Do try it! A couple new skills to tackle and you'll have them forever :)

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  5. Great shirt! I love several of them in my closet... but they would have to sew themselves right now at my house LOL..

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    1. Thanks, Texan. I love shirts, and this is a nice twist.

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  6. I love this blouse! I don't have it yet. Your version is tipping the scale on me buying it though. I think I just want patterns for Christmas since the ones I am wanting lately are expensive!

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    1. Thanks, Shirley Ann. Now, patterns for Christmas is not a bad idea.

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  7. I really like this! It looks especially nice paired with skinny jeans and boots.

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    1. Thanks, Cindy! It didn't look quite right with regular jeans.

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  8. It looks terrific on you. It's seersucker? Looks very smart and I love the shaping.

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    1. Thanks, Karen! Yes, seersucker! Of course, I'm having to iron it every time it's out of the wash, but I do love seersucker anyway.

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  9. The shape of this top is so pretty! I couldn’t see that from the line drawing. I think it looks great with the slightly roomy-ness. It makes the top look soft and flowy. It would be really pretty in denim too!

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  10. I love this top! Your clothes are so beautiful and wearable-which is the best part of sewing-to really love your clothes! And I love your boys' jackets--what a labor of love!

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