Monday, April 8, 2013

Burdastyle: 2-2013 #113





Ok, This is my favorite top so far. It hides my tummy and butt without being a sack.What is not to love? Changes: I did a forward shoulder adjustment, enlarged the bust area. I just moved the seam allowances over about 3/4inch in the bust area.  It looks like another 1/2 inch would be good. It is hard to tell if it was my sewing or if an increased FBA is needed.  I totally botched putting this thing together. I fiddled with the front until I had it resembling the picture then I sewed it down.  But, good news, Sew Much Fabric out of Houston has a really good review of how to do this water fall in front. http://www.smfdesignsandfriends.blogspot.com/  Just scroll down until you see her yellow fabric and you are there. BTW, Roz has some awesome fabric and she is an amazing seamstress.  I wish I had seen this before I tore into my lovely fabric.
Moral of this story is to try this pattern! (But with Roz's help)

Happy Spring!

Claire

16 comments:

  1. It looks great and the fabric is brilliant, i've yet to try this one, but it's on my to do list.

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    1. Thanks! The fabric was a remnant at Fabrique! which is local for me. You will love the pattern.

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  2. I love it! The printed fabric looks great this way too. I have this pattern, I need to get to it!

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    1. Karin, it is one of those really great patterns. It is getting hot here in Texas, so I will be doing this again with short sleeves.

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  3. Excellent job, Claire! Such a nice weekend glam look. I hope my tutorial will help someone.

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    1. Thanks Roz! Your tutorial is excellent. I hate that I found it after this was already made.

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  4. What a great use of this print- you look lovely as always!!

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  5. I love this fabric Claire, and you look fabulous :)

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    1. Thanks Rosanne!I was so glad that I was able to save the fabric that I was making a mess of. :)

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  6. Good job, and the fabric is very nice!

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    1. Thanks Mari! I enjoyed making this one.

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  7. This looks great! I have been waffling over whether to try this pattern and I think you've helped me make up my mind to go for it.

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    1. You will like it Shannon! I was so surprised when I got close enough to try it on. I just turned 50, so a flattering anything is awesome.

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