Cross Stitch Rose Top


For the past one month I don´t think there has been a day where I didn´t do anything sewing-related.

I have several half-finished projects and some finished ones too, it is just the matter of taking the photos, which, given the limited daylight in winter in Estonia, is the most complicated task about the whole thing.

This is also why the following photos may give you chills – I had to take them outside in order to have better light conditions. But surprisingly, for those few minutes outside in snow, it actually did not feel cold at all!


I used the Burda Retro Blouse pattern, available on As far as I know, it is only available there and has not been recently published in any BurdaStyle magazine.

The photos are from




I cut my regular size 38 and the changes I made were: omitting the side seam zipper, adding a lining and hemming the sleeves. I used French seams that have quickly become my favourite technique for lightweight fabrics.

I didn’t need a zipper because both of the fabrics I used are slightly elastic. I got them on my trip to Poland in summer, as well as the Gütermann thread I used, so it is kind of a nice souvenir from Poland for me!




There is really nothing much more to tell about the top, it was easy to sew and fits well.

Some details and my freshly committed sin – new shoes,  here:




Other news include that my dear friend Liise from Spain is here for a few days and brought me two issues of Patrones magazine! I am super happy for it, although one of them is full of great coats and jackets and since my Stardust coat is totally on hold, I will not even think of starting a new coat project before this one is finished.



24 responses to “Cross Stitch Rose Top”

  1. It turned absolutly wonderful 🙂 You look great!

  2. I wasn’t so sure about this blouse when I saw it online, but I really like it on you. Lovely!

    1. Thank you very much! For me it clicked when I found the fabric – it had to become that blouse 🙂

  3. This is really pretty! I love the fabric and I would never have known those sleeves could look so fun from the pattern photos

    1. Thank you very much! The sleeves are real fabric eaters, though!

  4. Ohhh, love this blouse! Certainly, I’ve only seen it online, I was thinking give it a chance … your result is really stylish and flattering … I’ll get it! I imagine it with a pencil skirt, so pretty! Happy weekend dear Lady.

    1. Thank you so much! It is a fun project to sew, give it a try!

  5. Great pattern-fabric match (and shoes!).

  6. Lovely blouse, but aren’t you cold in the snow?

    1. The photo shoot was a fast one and during those few minutes it wasnt really cold! Thanks for commenting!

  7. This is such a pretty top, the fabric is amazing! A great holiday make.

  8. That is a really lovely blouse, and the fit on you is perfect!

  9. How lovely pattern! I`m in love with that blouse:)

  10. Mis armas ja kena pluus! Mulle meeldib see palju rohkem kui ühevärviline Burda-variant. Ja mis mõnus lumi … hea taust 🙂
    Kas Sa ei tahaks Patronest (Extra, nr. 34) paari pilti mudelist netti panna? Püüan tagajärjetult netist ajakirja sisu leida, aga mitte ei leia. Või meilile saata? Äkki tead mingit linki?

    1. Tere! Saan ikka, aga alles uuel aastal, olen puhkusel ja pole ajakirja käeparast. Aitäh kommenteerimast, tore on eestikeelset kommentaari lugeda!

  11. nice blouse!

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