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Friday, January 23, 2015

Bruyère Deux


Here's my second go at Deer and Doe's Bruyere Shirt. The fabric appears to be a lovely red chambray and seemed perfect for an interesting button-up shirt. Unfortunately, all the cutting, stitching and pressing revealed it to be a melty fraying mess. After several washes, it has been holding up fine, though, so that's something.

Although I made some small bodice fit changes for the second version, I still have some drag lines in the back, more visible in the solid red than in the seersucker (see the seersucker version here).

In a future version, I may try a dress length instead.

On my second time through the pattern, I noticed how much I did not follow the instructions the first time around (which is, incidentally how I follow recipes, much to my husband's amusement). The directions are 'clever' and I used standard shirt-making techniques. I did omit the front facing intentionally.








I made these jeggings to go underneath: jeans weren't quite right. Leggings weren't quite right. I think these are a good compromise.

They are "Lampi Jeggings (Ottobre 5-2014-13). The pattern includes a leggings version, which is the same except without the pockets and fake fly. I omitted the front pockets for this pair.



17 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this shirt...love your first version too. :) I have those jeggings on my to-sew-up list as well. One of these days I'll get that blouse pattern; it is perfect with the jeggings!

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    1. Thanks, Shirley. It's a fun shirt.

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  2. This shirt is really elegant on you. Also excited to see the jeggings made up, they look perfect with the shirt and boots.

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    1. Thanks, Jen. Yes, it's a good jegging/legging pattern. It's nice have a denim pair, since they're warmer than cotton/lycra knit.

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  3. I love the shape of this pattern. Hope the fabric holds up for a long time! Also, hooray for jeggings!

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    1. Thanks, Liza Jane - I hope the fabric holds up, too!

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  4. The whole outfit works together really well. I could use a pair of those jeggings!

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    1. Thanks, Philippa! And jeggings take about 1/100th of the time of regular jeans, hehe!

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  5. I love the fitted silhouette of this blouse. it looks great with the jeggings.

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    1. Thanks, Audrey. Although I like regular old shirts, too, the silhouette of this one is also what appealed to me.

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  6. The outfit is wonderful, Joy! That's a shame that the fabric was a beast to work with as the red chambray looks so nice.

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    1. Thanks, Cindy. I want to find myself some REAL red chambray sometime!

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  7. I just love this shirt! Talk about a perfect look for you. The accenting of the waist is my favorite part. I love chambray too, stinks this one was hard to sew up. The jeggings are the perfect "jeanish" wear under this top too :D

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    1. Thanks, Kristin. I guess the occasional beast fabric is part of the sewist's lot in life !!

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  8. The whole outfit is really great on you! I'm not just saying! You have the perfect figure to sport that outfit. I am not sure how to get rid of those drag lines. Could it be a protruding shoulder blade or the armhole perhaps?

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