Sunday, February 3, 2013

February Burda Challenge - 02-2013 #109

I wanted to get my February Burda Challenge garment out of the way and I’ve been wanting to make this cute top from the February 2013 Burdastyle. Double score. I really like several of the garments out of the magazine this month. I also like the skirt pictured with the shirt.



My son was helping me and taking pictures. “Hey mom, look grouchy.”


“Mom, show me double thumbs up and look happy.”


“Hey mom, I think someone is falling down the stairs.”


Back. Boring. I do like how the sleeves are so different in the back.


Here’s a close-up of the front. I ended up putting on two rows of topstitches because the faced edge wanted to curl out away from the gathers.


Let’s see, overall, it’s very fitted. Um, very fitted. Luckily the material is very stretchy. I’m not sure I love it to tell you the truth. It makes me look very busty (score!) but also very hippy (anti-score). I’m also not loving the length. Oh well, you can’t love them all. Don’t get me wrong, I do like it though. I think it would make a cute dress in a different fabric and a bit more ease through the torso. I made my typical size 34. Maybe I’ve gained weight since yesterday? Maybe this one is just clingy. I do really, really like the gathered shoulder. I think it’s a neat look and it’s super easy to make. I think I have only an hour or so into this top and that includes the tracing and cutting.


linda turske said...

I do not think this makes you look hippy (as IF!) . I think it shows off a gorgeous figure that this 50 year old gal is envious of! LOL! Nice job! I can see this top translating very differently depending on the chosen fabrics..... Job well done!

pam hudson said...

I like it - especially as paired under jackets, cardigans - I think the clinginess will work for you there - and if I had your figure - I would definitely show it off!

Mary Beth said...

What kind of fabric did you use? Different stretch % in the fabric makes all the difference in how the pattern turns out. It's a cute garment tho

LindaL said...

Cute top!

House of Pinheiro said...

I love the neck details of this top

SewingSveta said...

Nice top! I bought the magazine yesterday, and also want to make this top or may be a dress%))

Cidell said...

I really like it! I did notice the enhancement of the boobage. But, not the hips. I think it gives you a real hourglass shape and makes your waist look teeny tiny. I'm going to have to give this one a shot myself. Especially if it's as quick a make as you say.

marysews said...

Love the top! and what Linda T said!

themateriallady said...

You look fabulous in this top - fit and toned not hippy! It should be worn with pride (and away from me who is green with envy!)

LauraLo said...

I think you look fabulous in this top and it doesn't make you hippy at all! The only change I'd make, if I can offer my two cents, is shorten it at mid-hip level.

Nessie said...

I think this top looks cute on you. For me though I would find 2 different sleeves annoying to wear - I think I would be pushing/pulling one to match the other.

Stefanie said...

Wow! Fantastic! This top looks cute on you!