Sunday, September 20, 2009

Burda 03-2009 #101B Tunic Top

This is item #6 for the Wardrobe Contest put on by PatternReview.com. Making a coordinating wardrobe is a great motivator for those of you who have never done it. And, when you finish you have all these fun pieces that go with each other.

This is a tunic from the March 2009 Burda magazine. I have already made it in the dress version so there was no tracing and no altering this time. Talk about fast! I cut this out on Thursday night and sewed it up Friday night. I finished the hems and belt yesterday. The pleated front overlap part took the longest. This is made out of wool challis which is a fun material to work with. It's got a lot of body but it's very thin at the same time. It's like a stretch poplin with a much, much looser weave. Kind of crisp but maybe not that crisp. This is another fabric purchase by my husband. He goes to High Fashion Fabric when he is in Houston.


I love waist belts.


I could also wear it unbelted but I don't know if I will.


Here, I clumsily drew in the details. It's hard to see with this print.


Here's the back with it unbelted. You can see that I pressed the pleats all the way down to the hem. Because it's not a very drapey fabric, the pleats didn't want to lay down correctly. But, because it's a wool, the pleats were ironed in perfectly and will stay there. Do you know wool is my favorite? I'm an Alaskan girl through and through, even when it comes to fabric.


This is to show you how much fabric is at the bottom of the tunic.



It's fun. Now, on to the Chanel-style jacket. I have it muslined but I'll have to thread trace some parts and that always slows ya down.

10 comments:

angie.a said...

I used much the same colorway in my fake swap. Hey, and I did actually trace something and get it partially cut out! I'm off to finish that part, because dang. The weekend flies. BOO.

Bunny said...

Love how you manipulated the print. Great top!

toy said...

very cute top and a great layering piece, nice print too

Linda said...

Very cute!

Robyn said...

Love it!

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

That is wool?? So pretty! Is the material soft enough to wear on its own (without a shirt/cami underneath)?

Kathi said...

Very cute - would never have guessed it was wool!! I like the belted look better also!

Helen said...

I love it! Great job. Those colours look fantastic on you.

Little Hunting Creek said...

Beautiful top! I love wool too - it is so easy to work with

Rose said...

Great tunic! The colors work very well for you. Now, where is the new hairdo?