Wednesday, February 11, 2015

February Burda Challenge - Burda 02-2015 #127

I do like the top. I just have a hard time in front of the camera. It’s one of my quirks.


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.


The back of it is completely open. I really like that for a warm destination, not so much for here. Think how sexy it would be with nothing underneath!


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!


There are some very sharp sleeve points in the front.


You definitely have to mark your seam allowances to get everything to line up for crisp points.


How pretty is this fabric?? I think it was the perfect thing for this top.


The back is much longer than the front. It attaches with a single button at the top.





*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.


freshlysewn said...

This is fabulous! I think it would be really nice with a maxi skirt for going out to dinner.

Kathy Sews said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! I think Nakisha (sew crafty chemist) made this top, too. I just totally love them. I would have never looked at this patter twice. And what a beautiful fabric you have here. I let my Burda subscription run out but feel I need to get the digital version of this pattern now on their website.

Carmen Ross said...

I love the top and the fabric. If you're going to wear a cropped top, though, you've gotta own it. Wear it with nothing underneath except a black bra and a high waisted midi skirt and covers your navel or close to.

Da99516 said...

I totally agree. That's how I'll wear it on the cruise!

Chris @ makeandwear said...

I love it and agree it's perfect for hols. I have this traced out, along with the wrap skirt. I completely forgot that it's petite sized - thanks for the reminder to alter:)

kathyh said...

Fabric in the mail always cheers me up.

overflowingstash said...

If this is the pattern I think it is then you've done a great job making it look so good. I was on the fence about the Burda presentation. Your choice of fabric is perfect. It shows off your great figure. Nice!

SewingSveta said...

Oh, pretty fast with february! I am still finishing my january one%))