8.05.2018

a fluttery top | Burda 06/2018 #121 Softly Gathered Top

Out of my comfort zone style-wise, but wanting to add more separates and unusual tops into the mix, I like this fun little top.
Another make from the June 2018 Burda issue, this is called Softly Gathered T-Shirt' and that is a pretty good description.  By the way, the June 2018 issue was a realllly good issue.
Burda 06/2018 #121 Softly Gathered T-Shirt....... traced a size 36, sewed and serged all seams.  If you don't subscribe to Burda's monthly magazine, you can download all the patterns as a .pdf at www.burdastyle.com for a reasonable price.  This one can be found here.
Photo Credit:  BurdaStyle.com
Missed the 'softly gathered' identification of this pattern, I 'strongly gathered' the gathers and had to ungather almost to nothing.  Truly 'softly gather' when gathering this one.  ;)
Fabric came from Joann Fabrics off their 'Silky Print' section.  Quite a surprise to me as this is a stretch crepe and I thought the Silky Prints were all non-stretch wovens.  I got three different stretch crepes that day.  This one can be found here.  It's fabric content is 93% polyester 7% spandex, is opaque and pleasant to wear.
A raglan top with a yoke that covers the shoulders, creates a lovely fluttery sleeve.  Still feel my skill is lacking a little when adding binding to a neckline, I did not 'pull' it enough on one side, my right, and you can see it sort of stands away from my body a little.  It's okay.  I can live with it.  At one point worried the top might look night-gown-ish.... but think it looks like a fresh summery top in the end.
Back is pretty much just like the front, so one of my labels was sewn into the back neckline as soon as possible so I will be sure to wear this top front-side out!  Please excuse the ragged hair this day, methinks it's time for a trim..... not to mention we've had an enormous amount of rain lately, and it was raining when these were taken so the humidity was awful too.
Below you can see a little of the volume in this top.  After wearing it tucked out this day, decided to try it all tucked in.......
........and like it so much better.  Wearing it with the new white twill Burda Shorts  that was  recently completed.
Both items complete Sarah Liz's Make a Garment a Month Challenge for July and August, as both pieces were made to coordinate with each other..... even though e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g goes with white, right?!!  ;)
The top also completes a make for August 2018 Burda Challenge.  Even if you subscribe to the magazine, you really might want to create an account (it's free) at the website because that's where you see all the better photos of each pattern/garment and can 'save' those to your 'Studio' to refer back to when needed.  Also, they are now publishing each issue as a 'Lookbook' and you can simply 'click' through there almost like looking at the publication, saving along the way for when you are ready to make those items.  You can check out June 2018's 'Lookbook' here.  It's really helping me stay a little more organized.  Not to mention there are some really creative ladies there that do not have traditional blogs.
Okay, one last look at this cute top...... untucked.....
..... and tucked in all ready to move on to the next project.....
.....which will be Simplicity 2188 view A top out of crepe fabric that I could not tell if it had an 'up' or a 'down' to save my life!  Already cut out and should be a fairly quick make.  About ready to switch over to Fall sewing soon...... just not quite yet.
Happy Sewing All!  :)

17 comments:

  1. Different than your usual maybe, but I think this style looks very good on you. Very comfy and casual with style. I like it tucked in best.

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    1. Thank you for your feedback Mama Pea! Me too!! :)

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  2. Yes, this is different from your usual style, but it's nice. I think you will find it a very nice change to wear when you feel like this sort of look. I have something similar in RTW and every so often it is just the right thing for my mood! I like it both "in" and "out". I guess it will be worn with other garments too...

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    1. That's it really.... the right thing to wear depending on one's mood!! Yes!! Seems my current default to all things is 'white' this year so it will be born with my other white bottoms. Thank you Sarah Liz!! :)

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  3. P.S. The next planned top looks lovely

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  4. Such a pretty shape and colour on you Lisa. I agree that it looks great with your new shorts and I rather like it tucked in too.
    PS...love your smile in the first photo :)

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  5. Another lovely top! The fresh colour is so pleasant for summer and you wear it so well! I love the yoke going over the shoulders!

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    1. Thank you for such a sweet comment!! I am enjoying wearing it and will probably make more in the future. :)

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  6. Such a pretty top - the style and colour suit you perfectly. I like the shape of the peplum/upper sleeve. That's different from anything I've seen before in a light knit Tee.

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    1. The pretty soft sleeves are what caught my eye too. Thank you Kathleen! :)

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  7. A really pretty top and that colour is so you. Love a woven tee, even if it does have stretch! I like it both ways but it seems a bit more dressed up when it's tucked in.

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  8. This turned out so cute! I love it loose, but that's just my style ;) I am definitely going to trace this one out this week & get busy. Yours is inspiring.

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    1. Thank you so much Melanie! It's such a cute little, easy-to-make top I've been surprised more folks haven't made it yet. Look forward to seeing yours! :)

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  9. What a cute top :) I too like it better tucked in but it looks good both ways :) The fabric is lovely and the one you're going to use next is beautiful too :)

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