my pocket fox
by kelerabeus Follow

This winter I was on a search for the perfect button up pattern, and this shirt was my first make on that quest! I chose the pattern from a bit older Burda issue, from 02/2005. I love two piece sleeves and piecing on the back, all in all it's a nice pattern. I did make the mistake and trace the whole pattern in the same size - while it fits my 38 size bust it's small around my 42 size hips so I have to wear it with last two buttons open. Lesson learned for the next time. I also decided to make hidden button placket. It's my first and I kinda made this decision in the middle of the sewing so I'm 99% sure that I didn't do it right, but somehow it works :)

Since I'm self proclaimed fox enthusiast I decided to embroider little peekaboo fox on the pocket. It's basic long and short stitch and I think that it looks so cute. Put a fox on it!

The skirt is also made by me, with pattern #123 from Burda 12/2010. I had fairly small piece of wool so this pattern was perfect since it calls for very little fabric. Unfortunately, at one point I washed the skirt on the wrong program and it shrank, ending up much shorter and tighter.  It annoys me dearly but I refuse to give up on it, my skirts often tend to be on a skimpier side anyway so I'm embracing the look :)


Discussion 18

  • Andy commented 5 years ago

    I love it!! Could you tell me where can I find the pattern of the fox in order to embroider it? I'm not good at drawing :S


    kelerabeus replied 5 years ago

    Thank you! Unfortunately there's no pattern, I did the drawing by the hand. Although I didn't drew from head, I browsed the Internet first for inspiration and reference. Maybe you could do it too, it won't be that hard to make a drawing once you find a picture to refer to!

  • République Du Chiffon commented 5 years ago

    Wah, this is so cool ! <3

    kelerabeus replied 5 years ago

    Thanks a lot! :)

  • sew what amy! commented 5 years ago

    fox = so cute!

    kelerabeus replied 5 years ago

    Ha ha, thanks!!

  • Akki commented 5 years ago

    That fox looks so cute! And the outfit is gorgeous! Love the colours in this.

    kelerabeus replied 5 years ago

    Thank you so much! I'm very comfortable with warm colors and earthy tones, I'm a Capricorn so I blame zodiac for that :)

  • Sky Turtle commented 5 years ago

    love it :D

    kelerabeus replied 5 years ago

    That's nice to hear, thanks! :)

  • Patty McGuire commented 5 years ago

    What a great project!!! The whole outfit is wonderful. I also love anything with a fox on it. How did you get him on there? Is that done by hand? My sewing knowledge goes back to high school Home Ec in the 80s and the little bit of sewing I did after HS in the form of simple curtain valances and place mats. Though when I see projects like this, I am definitely considering taking it up again. Nothing I buy in the store EVER fits me, and that's getting old. 

    kelerabeus replied 5 years ago

    Thank you so so much! Yes, I embroidered little fox by hand - simple long and short stitch, nothing fancy :) What I did is first I took my paper pattern pieces for the pocket and shirt front, placed them on top of each other and drew the design on them. And then after I had cut my fabric I transfered the drawing from paper and did the embroidery by hand, with the help of embroidery hoop. After embroidery was done I sewed the pieces together, and voilà! :)
    I didn't have the problem with the fit of rtw clothes but I couldn't always afford it, so I taught myself how to sew. Where I live fabrics are very affordable so sewing is one of the most economical ways to have the wardrobe I've always wanted :) And now 80% of my clothes is made by me!

  • Juli | Sweet Little Chickadee commented 5 years ago

    This is the cutest!! It's fantastic! :-D

    kelerabeus replied 5 years ago

    Thanks Juli! I'm blushing a little :)

  • Paivi Kankaro commented 5 years ago


    kelerabeus replied 5 years ago

    Ha ha, thank you so much! Foxes are THE cutest :)

  • Vicki Smith commented 5 years ago

    This is just soooooooooo cute!

    kelerabeus replied 5 years ago

    Thank you!

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