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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

We have made it the the 1960's in our "Oscar's Best Picture Movie Marathon", and are working our way through many, many musicals. Last weekend we watched The Sound of Music, which we were both dreading. However, I was pleasantly surprised and actually really enjoyed it (though I admit I fell asleep just before the end, but this is my normal habit), especially after sitting through My Fair Lady (great costumes though).

The Baroness wore a really amazing top in the scene where she first comes to meet the Von Trapp family.

I decided I would make it, since it looked pretty simple and I have a ton of silk dupioni waiting to be used. Here are the results:



It is just a basic blouse block with a slightly widened neck line. I took the darts out of the back and added 1" overlap for buttons up the back. Turned out pretty fun and versatile. I like to wrap the long ribbons around my waist and tie the bow in the back.

18 comments:

  1. I have always loved that outfit--the top turned out beautifully!

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  2. I know we're supposed to hate her but she always looks so chic.

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  3. Thank you!

    She was way more glamorous than Julie Andrews!

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  4. This is one of my favourite movies, your top is gorgeous.

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  5. Great movie and fab top, though I actually like yours better then the original!

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  6. OoOoO! Thank you! I think I might like mine better too hehe...

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  7. I wonder what song is going to be stuck in my head all day.

    The top is beautiful.

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  8. I have had every song from the sound of music in my head all week!

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  9. This looks stunning! I think you've done a beautiful job. The buttons are such a pretty touch.

    Love your marathon idea, too!

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  10. Thank you, Thank you! Nice to hear such lovely compliments :D

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  11. Stunning top. What color is the dupioni and did you attach the ties at the sides of the blouse/top?
    Lovely!

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  12. I gathered the ends of the ties and sewed them into the side seams. The colour is hard to caputre... kind of sandy gold with a hint of pink and deep brown. Really beautiful!

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