Sunday, April 27, 2014

Burda Style 01-2013-133

My Burda tunic is done.  It's actually been done for a week and has already been worn and road tested.    Here's me doing my best German model imitation.  Yeah, I know...  Not quite.

Anyway, here is the model photo for reference:

And the tech drawing:

This project is from the plus section of the January '13 issue.  I made view A, the tunic.  It's pretty much made up as drafted in size 44.  The only fitting change I made was to grade the shoulders down to a 42.  I did not make a petite adjustment above the bust, but I wish I had.  The front darts seem a tad low.  Oh well, no one else will notice.

As far as construction changes, the only thing I did differently than Burda was I self-lined the bodice.  It was easier to do than binding the neckline and front slit with bias and it gave me an opaque bodice.  You can see in the photo above that my fabric is semi-sheer.

This chocolate brown gauze has been in my stash for a long time.  I used it back in 2008 to make a dress and I'm happy that this project used up the last of it.  There's nothing like stash busting!

Over all I'm pretty pleased with this project.  I wore the top to work on Friday and out again to do some shopping on Saturday and it was comfortable and looked nice.  It was quick and easy to make up, also. I can see myself making this again in a more "summery" fabric- maybe a batiste or challis.  This brown version seems more suitable for autumn, although it was very comfortable and appropriate for my chilly office.

Up next is another Burda top in linen and maybe a knit dress.  What's on your sewing table?


Pam said...

Cute top, Shannon. It would still be a great summer top worn with white jeans or capris and neutral flip flops or strappy sandals. Yay, versatility!

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

Such a cute top! You should definitely make more!

Jane M said...

Awesome TNT pattern. You look wonderful in it and are inspiring me to search for this one.

Anonymous said...

I've had that same top on my to-sew list since that issue came out. I love how your version turned out.

Cazz said...

Lovely top. Need to look for the pattern

Janet said...

I love this tunic top. I have been thinking about this pattern too. Looks terrific. Beautiful fabric, you look really nice in this top.

Gabrielle said...

It's such a lovely top on you - the chocolate colour and style both really suit you.