Here’s my February Burda Challenge. (I still might do the seamed jacket too. I really like both the moto-jacket length and the longer hip length.) Since we are headed out on a tropical vacation soon, I thought it would be appropriate to make a flouncy crop top to wear. This is made from dupioni silk given to me by Karen* a loooong time ago. I’ve been shy about using it because it’s so pretty. I have more, so you may see a sheath dress too.
Be warned, it is very cropped. Like very short. Of course, this is also a petite pattern, so that doesn’t help with length. I made the size 17 and added an inch to the bodice. I muslined it, and then added another inch to the CF, tapering to nothing at the side seams.
Here’s the alteration I made. I didn’t want to mess with the dart or the arm seams. There is no alteration on the dart and lower left. That was just me not adding enough paper for the seam allowances – oops!
*At least, I think it was Karen. It was a very long time ago, and it wasn’t the best time in my life. I was under a lot of stress and Karen mailed this to me.