Saturday, March 14, 2009

Burda 03-2009-106 Top with Gathered Neck

I present BWOF 03-2009 #106. Full review is here at PatternReview.com. I bought this fabric from Gorgeous Fabrics a while ago and love it. I'm glad I waited to find the perfect pattern for it. I wanted something that showed off the stripes. This has a front yoke that connects to the front parts of the blouse. The neck is gathered and the drawstrings come from two small buttonholes in the neckline. You can make it higher or . . .


. . . lower. Of course, this is when my neighbors choose to drive by. I'm standing on my front deck. Oops.


I love the play of the stripes. It was fun to cut out and fun to sew. If you are going to sew this top be sure to look at Christina's blogpost about how it goes together. It really helped me out.



On the inside I used some random bias tape. I have an entire shoebox brimming over with bias tape. I inherited this from my husband's grandmother. She was quite the crafter and she passed all of that stuff down to me. I love having all the choices at my fingertips.


I didn't do a swayback adjustment but probably should have.

Also, I've gotten several responses from people saying, "YES! Let's do a jeans sew-along!" Should I start a thread over at PatternReview.com and we can gather supplies/patterns/etc? I want to do the Jalie jeans pattern that just came out and they don't ship until March 24th. I'll probably get mine the first week of April or so. We could start sewing in April? We could gather supplies starting now. How does that sound? I'm no fit expert but working together we can certainly get the advice we need, I bet. Or, if someone has a better idea, pipe up.

17 comments:

Amanda S. said...

Very cute! I like the stripes, too. I think my neighbors must think I'm strange with my husband taking pictures of me on the back porch so often. Oh well.

Imaan said...

Hi Dawn, Completely aside, I am a beginning sewer (depending on your definition), and am about to go on maternity leave in 3 months with my third child, and really looking forward to having time to sew. I took it up, after years and years of wanting to, during maternity leave with my second child, 2 years ago, but never managed to find the time regularly. Throw in exams for post grad education, two kids under 3 etc etc, and I am almost back to square one, and feeling very disappointed and disillusioned.

I need someone to tell me there is hope at the end of the tunnel...that if you keep persisting, and are patient, especially if you are learning on the "job", that it does fall into place, in time...or I am being unrealistic?

I am in a frump, and need some encouragement, especially since you seem to have done it on your own...

gwensews said...

This is an good pattern for those stripes. The blouse will go anywhere. Nice job.

Shannon said...

Love it! The striped fabric the perfect choice for this top.

Kristine said...

Great shirt, looks comfy! As for the jeans sew along, you know I'm in! But, having never made jeans before... what are the necessary supplies to have on hand?

marysews said...

You did a good job on that top; it turned out great!

I think you should do a Jeans Sew-Along at PR, and ask Jalie to post about it on their site, too.

Rachel said...

I like that top. The fabric is so pretty.

Daisy said...

I love the top. To me, it combines the look of a man's shirt with the femininity of a woman's blouse. Great job.

Lisa said...

Love the color. You look good in it!

Gorgeous Things said...

That is fantastic! I love that fabric for it. I've been thinking about making this top.

Marsha said...

I love this top made up in a stripe--it looks fantastic! Great job!

Melissa said...

Such a cute top - I want to make one for me too. I totally need to get the Jalie jeans pattern too, a sew along sounds fun.

stacy said...

Love the top! I really like the stripes with this one.

I purchased the Jalie jeans pattern too - I'm hoping I'll be ready to do a sew along with everyone else.

Christina said...

This turned out great. The snaps are uber cool.

How awesome that you have a box of bias tape at your disposal! I should go through my scraps and bias cut them. It always seems like such a chore to do it for a couple little pieces in the middle of a project.

Cindy said...

The top is super cute! I am in a pant sew along right now--I love the deadlines and support. Good luck with the jean sew along..not sure if I am ready for that yet!

Cennetta said...

Great looking blouse. The fabric is a perfect match for this style.

quer|elastisch Sabine Sprotte said...

Dear Dawn,

surprise!
I found you by Google - faraway from the Northern of Germany:
I've got a few problems with the collar of this top. Hopefully, it will work with your help by picture no. 4 - showing the inside.

Your top is really nice and proper worked. Sorry, my English is not as flowery as I wish (as we would say in Germany).

At the moment I'm in a JEANS-Mania. During the past years I didn't wear them. And now, beginning the fouties, it started again. (-;

So, I'll take a seat here - now and then . Looking forward for more inspirations.

Sabine