Sunday, March 15, 2015

David Jones logo top

Despite looking distinctively like the Australian retailer David Jones's signature logo, my version of Burda 12-2014-105 is a definite winner for  summer business wear.  

I made a size 40 with no alterations, beyond adding the faux leather shoulder inset to break up the fabric and taking in the sleeves...by a lot!  I should have been vary about the sleeves after looking at how limply they hung on the Burda model.  Even for my solid arms, they are massive.  I shaved about about 1 inch from each side of the two piece sleeve.  

If you are altering the sleeves, try to maintain the existing sleeve head as they slot into the arm hole without a lot of easing.

This pattern is the prototype for my March calendar dress.  Where is my February dress I hear you ask?  February was indeed finished on 28 February, but despite two wearings has not been photographed.  My daughter has PROMISED to be around when it has its next outing on Wednesday!




20 comments:

  1. Very smart Gail, such lovely fabric and fit. The faux leather shoulder insets were a great idea..

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  2. That's the funkiest version of the David Jones logo that I have seen!

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  3. Never mind David Jones, your top looks fantastic. I love the slight peplum and how that just sits across your lower torso. How lucky you are that it pretty much fits straight out of the packet. The sleeves look in proportion - good job :-)

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  4. The fabric & fit are great. I love the peplum also- it's subtlety there . Looking forward to the seeing the dress.

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  5. Lovely, black and white houndstooth is very smart. A great fit.

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  6. I've had my eye on this pattern too so thanks for the sleeve warning. At first I thought your top was made out of 4 different fabrics all painstakingly pieced together, it's a very cool print.

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  7. Love the fabric and pattern you chose! It looks so nice on you.

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  8. Love the fabric and pattern you chose! It looks so nice on you.

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  9. Great looking blouse and that fabric is amazing.

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  10. I love this blouse. I'm rather partial to houndstooth, too.

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  11. The blouse is amazing in that fabric. Very nicely done!

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  12. I really like the mix of black and white patterns you have going on! I hope you get a photo of February's dress soon. I gave up relying on my family for pictures years ago. It's very likely your camera has a timer function, most do; and all you have to do is stand it up on a chair, set the timer and nip out in front of it. Much less painful to just do it yourself :)

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  13. Your top is lovely and the fabric is a great choice!

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  14. I totally overlooked this pattern. I love the way it looks made in that very unique fabric, and you look great in black and white. The whole outfit looks very professional, but trendy.

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