Patterns / work in progress

Next up: Burda peasant top for my kid

Two days ago, my youngest daughter asked me how long it would take me to sew a  top. “It depends” was my answer and so I went on to prod her for more details. It turned out she had found a cropped peasant top in a store, but it was too short and the wrong colour. The request was time sensitive since she wanted to wear it for her end-of-the-school-year-day, which is usually a celebratory event in Sweden.

She showed me a pic and I realized it looked exactly like an out of print peasant top from Burda, pattern number 8517, that made a blouse from over 10 years ago. And for some reason I had kept the pattern! So yesterday after work/school we first went to the store to check out the top (always love examining the construction of RTW) and then we went to Stoff and Stil in search of a blue printed fabric.

It took awhile, but she finally found a fabric that was close enough to her vision, a blue and very soft rayon challis. So the pants are on hold for a bit (you can see the final muslin here) and this weekend will instead be dedicated to sewing a top for her!


  • Karin
    June 9, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Blev lite orolig där har aldrig föreställt mig dig i denna typ av blus

    • Johanna
      June 10, 2017 at 10:36 am

      Hehe, jag sydde faktiskt en variant för måååånga år sen, dock inte helt hundra att jag skulle vilja ha en nu, men vem vet 😉


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