Burda shows both their versions paired with slim fitting pants, but I found that mine also works well with the Ottobre miniskirt. This is what I wore to Ladies Bible Study this morning and what fun to show the ladies my quirky twisty top! I'm the only one who sews among the group, so it's really quite a joy when they ask about the clothes I'm wearing. This top got lots of attention this morning! And..... a little off topic here.... but if you look carefully at the Tulip Poplar behind me, you can see the beginning of new green leaves. Spring!!! Yay!!! :)
Burda's line drawing is definitely attention grabbing! And let me say that what you think is some sort of funky shoulder seam, is really a raglan sort of seam. I had such a hard time getting started but thanks to Allison's instagram feed showing how to begin the first 2 seams, it was then easy to figure out. By the way, she also has a fabulous blog showcasing her beautiful makes. :)
|Photo Credit: BurdaStyle.com|
Instagram and ask what pattern I was working on! Everyone knew at once!! This top was made FAST! Fabric chosen, pattern traced and all cut out in one afternoon. Thus I added seam allowances to the fabric when cutting out, instead of adding to the paper before cutting out. I may do this more often as it was really fast. My only concern was that I wasn't sure my eyeballing the seam allowances were that accurate..... but realized in this funky top it probably wouldn't really matter. Anyway, sewed up in an hour or so the following afternoon. I cut a size 36 knowing that my fabric had a nice 4-way stretch and would be forgiving around the hips. I'm usually a 38 in the hips when making a Burda pattern.
Ottobre leggings and I do like this look too.
Saturday Night Stitch, in her 2018 Burda Challenge invitation. I've been subscribing to Burda for 2 years now, always having good intentions of sewing at least one thing from each issue, but my good intentions never seem to realize. So this seems to be a good motivator and it's been great to see all the Burda makes coming through my IG feed, that that in and of itself is inspiring. Instagram now allows you to subscribe to hashtags, so the #burdachallenge2018 is what folks are using.
Lisa's Carolina Photo Journal and am posting a little more frequently there. No pressure on myself, just a place to post extra photos I take. You can also subscribe through Bloglovin for the feed if you are interested.