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Skyelines are Keeping me Warm

And the deep-freeze continues…..

So I’ve been hibernating indoors and sewing, and sewing, and sewing.

I’ve made another version of this same pattern (in the next size up, medium) using a leftover piece of green marbled flannel that was left over from making my hubby a bathrobe.  It took me an entire day of shuffling the pattern pieces on the fabric so they’d fit.  I won!  It’s like a contest you know.

My first was in the black and white checked flannel.  It’s warm and cozy!  And actually fits well except the sleeves are tight and I have trouble pulling it over my head to take it off.

decorative zipper detail
Skyelines left front
flannel cozy
Skyelines side

While I was shuffling the pattern pieces around for the green variation I was dreaming of embellishments.  I changed the collar making it smaller and a  stand up version.

Skyelines front
Skyelines in green flannel
Skyelines embellishment

I really like the way this one turned out.  I used bias strips sewn into tubes then top-stitched them in place.  The closures are plastic snaps.

How are you keeping warm?  I’d love to hear from you.

Burda 7136


This shirt took me far too long to start.  The two coordinating stretch cotton poplins were washed in Eucalan shortly after I returned home from Quilt Canada, in June!!!!!!

I hadn’t sewn a shirt in a couple of years, but the Islander Sewing System skills came back quickly.  The hard part was choosing where to put the contrast fabrics. 

I finally decided to put it inside the pocket as a facing, inside the sleeve cuffs as a facing, inside the right front as a facing, under the collar, inside the yoke, and inside the collar stand.

The navy fabric is a directional print, so a “with nap” layout must be followed. 

inside collar stand
right front facing
under collar
inside pocket facing

I added 1 1/2 inches in the body length and 1 inch to the sleeve length, and it came out just the way I wanted it to.  This pattern has all the details in a man’s dress shirt, but shaped for a woman with bust and back waist darts.  The stretch of the fabric gives a great fit and adds a bit of movement ease. 

It’s a perfect combination of fabric and pattern.


This fabric would be great for another Burda pattern, 6908;

My disclaimer:  the fabrics and pattern were given to me by Distinctive Sewing Supplies, an on-line retailer in Oakville, Ontario, in exchange for sewing the shirt and blogging  about it.  And again, I think I got the best part of the deal.  Thank you Catherine.

left side
right front

I’m sew glad cooler weather is here, now I can wear it!  Often!