I was smitten with this top from all the cute reviews over at PatternReview.com. It’s a basic blouse with back darts, slightly gathered sleeves, and mandarin (is that the right kind?) collar. The other versions of this top in the magazine have front darts. This version has no darts so it is left kind of full in the front. This is the first blouse I’ve made in a looooooong time. This fabric is from Fabric.com and wasn’t actually bought that long ago (go me!). I made the Burda size 34, which is my typical up top size. I had to grade the pattern down just a little bit as the smallest size is a 36.
I also took a picture of the layer tied behind me. Here my chest is all lumpy looking so I’m not sure what’s going on there. I think it’s also a good way to tie this shirt although you wouldn’t know it from this picture. You can see my right hand side upper bodice piece has a strange wrinkle. It’s like I’m hiding bubble pop in my shirt or something.
Boy, is that giant wrinkle all due to the need for a swayback adjustment? This pattern is supposed to have a CB seam but I decided to cut it on the fold because it was straight. It would behoove me to use the CB seam and take a wedge out of the upper butt section. The shoulders look good here.