La Femme
by Tea Follow

♫ ♪ La Femme

Here's my version of bustier top and circle skirt.. Original pattern for bustier is #127, Burda 05/2011, and the smallest size is 72.. That meant that I had to size it down so it would fit me.. I was smart enough to make a muslin.. It turned out that with sizing down, cups were too small for my breasts! You can only imagine my surprise.. My idea was to make bustier that would be 3-5cm above my waistline.. Because of that, I wanted to sew in the boning on all the seams.. With this pattern there were only two side seams, non at front or at back.. After taking a better look at the Burda issue, I saw pattern #122 for strapless dress.. The bodice of this dress was almost identical to the pattern for bustier, and it had all the seams I needed.. I didn’t have to improvise, it was all there.. I kept size of the cups at 36 and sized down everything else.. In the end, from bustier pattern I used only the straps.. Since the fabric has a little stretch, and I used the same type of fabric for lining, the bustier is very comfortable to wear.. As soon as I made it, I wore it for days.. It is a perfect thing to wear with see-through shirts, lace sweaters, and of course, by itself.. Now my plan is to find some leftovers and make more of these.. 

The skirt is just a simple circle skirt.. I didn’t make it short, as usual.. In my opinion longer length looks better with bustier which reveals a lot of the body.. It’s a second skirt I’ve made in a month that covers my knees.. 

For the first time I can write - blogged here :)

Behind the camera - my favorite sister Dina :)


Discussion 13

  • Suz commented 7 years ago

    Love it!

  • Annabelle commented 7 years ago

    I love the creativity in the photo with full circle skirt!  The fabric is beautiful.

    Tea replied 7 years ago

    thank you :) it was very spontaneous photo :) 

  • Laurel commented 7 years ago

    This is so so gorgeous!

    Tea replied 7 years ago

    thanks :)

  • Melissa W commented 7 years ago

    So, so, so adorable!

    Tea replied 7 years ago

    thanks :)

  • Mihajla commented 7 years ago

    Kako je ovo dobro! Odusevljena sam! :)

    Tea replied 7 years ago

    hvala :) vrlo je lako za sašiti :) čim se vratim s terena moraću još par bustijea da napravim, jer su izuzetno praktičan komad odeće :)

  • Lip Gloss & Thread commented 7 years ago

    This is too cute!! Love everything about it! 

    Tea replied 7 years ago

    thank you very much :) 

  • TheMissLinds commented 7 years ago

    your projects are always so gorgeous, and that last photo - stunning!

    Tea replied 7 years ago

    thank you :) you can only imagine how people in the park looked at us while I was laying on the ground :) it was fun :)

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