Saturday, November 14, 2009

Amanda, Amanda, Amanda!

It's finished, and I love it.

Burdastyle Amanda

This pattern was a total pain in the posterior. Not only was the waist casing pattern missing, so were the instructions for the waist casing. On top of that the rest of the instructions were absolutely wretched.

My first attempt at this blouse took about 3 hours of sewing and millions of hours of pattern decipherment. But I love how it's turned out, and I will make it again because, dude, it will only take me 3 hours now I've mastered Burdastyle-speak.

Burdastyle Amanda

I made it in cotton voile in lieu of the recommended chiffon, because I live in Canberra and it's bloody hot here in summer and I need to wear cotton. I saw some pretty printed voile in the fabric shop today which will be perfect.

At the moment though any plans for more Amandas are on the backburner. Now that I can move the red thread off the sewing machine and the overlocker, I can finish off my sunnyboys. They are well overdue.

Burdastyle Amanda

Just let me cut that loose thread off first, OK?

13 comments:

  1. It looks so terrific Michelle that despite the apallingness of the instructions I am extremely tempted to make one myself. Nice work! I was chatting with someone else this afternoon who was bemoaning the astoundingly poor quality of the Burda instructions for one of the free patterns she was trying to make up too. Maybe some quality control needed...

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  2. That is such a pretty top. Love the style with the drawstring waist.... what a pity that the instructions were crappy!

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  3. Good on you for persevering! And what a gorgeous shade of red. I think more clothes should be red. Especially in Canberra.

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  4. Looks fabulous! Perfect for a Canberra summer.

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  5. Oooh, I do love the drawstring effects at neck and waist. Nice work.

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  6. looks fab! love the red.
    i am working on a knitting pattern right now & i hate the way it is written so i feel your pain, it's taken me 3 goes (& lots of frogging) to get past the collar!

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  7. You have made a absolutely gorgeous blouse ... despite the instructions! I love the neckline.

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  8. Cotton for sure - How do people wear all those sticky slimey fabrics ?
    It looks fantastic and the colour is superb!

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  9. It looks fantastic Michelle! Especially with the brooch, they go together really well.

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  10. dude!! Amanda looks Amazing!!!
    I totes wanna make one too!! =)

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  11. Heh, you'll have to name the next blouse Marcia!! (or was it spelled Marsha? I can't remember!).

    Great colour! Shame about the pattern difficulties.

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  12. oh love the colour, turn out great considering the troubles.

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