When I started doing the Burda Challenge, I thought to myself, “This is will be totally easy! I have five-ish years of Burda magazines to choose from. It’ll be super easy to find one pattern per month in five magazines!” Well, this month was hard for me. In my head, the August Burdas have always been chock full of great fall-ish type patterns. In reality, I had a really hard time finding something I wanted to make. First, I was all like, “I should sew a cool fall jacket!” Then, I was like, “Hmmmm, I don’t really love any of these jackets.” Then I did that with dresses, skirts, and vests. Nada. Then, I found this purple wool/cashmere and I knew it needed to be something flowy but with structure. I’m rather happy with how it turned out. And I guess I am also happy doing this Burda Challenge because it has forced me to make a pattern I may have skipped over before.
Here is probably how I will wear it. I love these boots and this pair of skinny jeans. I have the same jeans in black and wear them all the time. It would also be really cute over a skirt like in the model photo.
Here’s the peplum from the back. I should have shaken my bootie a bit so it would fall better. Burda recommends a 24” zipper. All I could find at my local JoAnn’s was a 20” zipper. I would really like to have those inches of zipper. As it is, it is hard to get over my shoulders.
The bodice is fully lined a la Melissa. She wrote a whole post on how to line this top. I did mine slightly different than she did but it came out the same in the end. I have a fully lined bodice that stops where the peplum starts.
The dreaded sch___________ starts soon!