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A white blouse

These were the only reasonable pictures from the series DH made.  But you'll get the idea. There seems to be a little extra space in the right collar, which I didn't see in the mirror. Perhaps a few handstitches to take out and do again. For the rest it's OK, though I think that next time I'll start with 38 for the back, it still has a bit too much space?

The skirt is a Knip mode pattern that I made a year ago.

I did not make pictures for the construction of the rest of the collar. Next time. This time I was just busy finishing the blouse and the white is difficult to make pictures of anyway.

Basically I follow the method that is described by Claire B. Shaeffer in her book "High fashion sewing secrets". For the upper collar I sewed the upper and under collar (cut on the bias) together till the point where it meets the lower part of the collar. Then the under collar is sewn to the front and back, the upper collar to the facing. A little handstitches to keep the two layers neetly together is what I did for the upper part of the notched collar.

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  1. What a great white shirt and I think your collar looks perfect!

  2. I don't see anything wrong with your collar. The shirt looks great.

  3. Unless you look very closely...the collar looks fine..and the style is just lovely! VERY nice blouse!

    Pam ~Off The Cuff~

  4. And what a white blouse that is! A wonderful design on you, Sigrid, the back being exceptionally fetching.
    I would leave the collar alone, didn't notice anything until you pointed it out.

  5. This is "a great white shirt" for sure. Very nice.

  6. What a beautiful classic white shirt! It looks great tucked into that gorgeous denim skirt. Did you make that too? Very nice.

  7. Your shirt looks great Sigrid. What an interesting pattern, sort of a cross between a blouse and a trenchcoat.

  8. Beautiful white blouse. Love the skirt too. Look great together. I don't see the fault with the collar?

  9. Really lovely. Classic white shirt.

  10. A crisp white shirt can be so beautiful.

  11. This looks fabulous with that denim Knipmode skirt.

  12. Thanks for your great directions and due to your progress I also finished my blouse! I love the outcome, but it was a bit tricky around the collar! i did not opt for the raising of the neckline--i just pinned it closed so it was modest enough! Lazy fix. I do have long hair, but not long enough to deal with the Burda neckline. Stop by to see mine!

    Lynda in LV

  13. Looks great - I love the chunky necklace you chose to go with it!

  14. I'm a little late to the show, but the blouse looks a lot better in your pictures than in Burda... That is, beautiful! I hadn't even realized how nice the back is. Thanks for alerting me to this pattern!

  15. Such a beautiful blouse! I plan on making this one too!

  16. What a great and practical white blouse!!!

  17. This is a really lovely blouse! And I love Claire Shaeffer's book too.


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