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Pattern Reviews> BurdaStyle Magazine> 07-2008-108 (tunic)

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Posted on:7/30/10 1:37 PM
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Vintage Joan said... (9/29/10 9:52 AM) Reply
It's cute! :) Deepika, your pattern info. link (and other reviewers' links as well) is leading to an out-of-date page from someone's photo collection.
Deepika said... (9/29/10 9:17 AM) Reply
Since I wrote this review, this top has grown on me. I have worn it many times and am now considering making another one! I guess it was a sleeper
renren said... (9/29/10 0:39 AM) Reply
I guess I have lower standards than everyone else--I think it's cute. The color, the styling, the pleat, the linen, the neckline, the back view, everything. Maybe it's a sleeper and you will come to love it?
carolynw said... (9/28/10 11:05 PM) Reply
I love the color on you - like the way it looks from the back but this is one time I have to say I agree with the reviewer - I am not at all sold on the front. You have a lovely little figure and this does not do anything to show that off. Bummer!!
WildWyoming said... (9/28/10 10:52 PM) Reply
Deepika, I loved this pattern in the magazine too, and yours is actually really cute on you. However, your hourglass figure is probably shown to greater advantage in a top with a more defined waistline, not necessarily fitted but a curve inward at the waist. Someone made a version in drapey satin tucked it in. Perhaps a drapier fabric belted would give you an effect you like better. Still, you actually look upscale in your custom sewn non-mall bought linen top. I'd wear it out if I were you.
MissCelie said... (8/10/10 9:19 AM) Reply
You're totally right about the way the pleat opens up in the front. But, I do love this cranberry / wine color on you.
Deepika said... (8/10/10 7:59 AM) Reply
Thanks everyone for such encouraging comments. arianamaniacs , I love that idea! I am definitely going to sew this again and I will put gathers. Thanks!!
arianamaniacs said... (8/9/10 1:21 PM) Reply
I actually like it, and the color is lovely. I do see what you mean about the pleats pulling open though. I wonder if you'd be happier with it if you put gathers instead of pleats on the front yoke.
fuzzygalore said... (8/4/10 5:48 AM) Reply
I had basically the same problems with the top than you did. But I'm beginning to think that the main thing wrong with it is that the pleat looks funny when you're looking down at it from the face, because all of them actually look pretty nice in pictures on other people... It is comfortable, perfect for summer, and the sleeve shape is very good, which are nice traits.
Terri A said... (8/1/10 2:03 PM) Reply
Great review! Thanks:-)
Jali said... (7/31/10 0:27 AM) Reply
I think the style would have been nicer on you with longer sleeves. The colour is very flattering on you though without a doubt.
becca a said... (7/31/10 0:13 AM) Reply
It is so disappointing to work on something and then have it turn out to be less than you had imagined. I love the color on you, and agree that the back shaping is flattering.
CynthiaSue said... (7/31/10 0:12 AM) Reply
so great to have the summer tunic! glad to see you sewing. great fit on your top!
ryansmumAria said... (7/30/10 5:24 PM) Reply
If nothing else, you have a great figure!
Sue Anfang said... (7/30/10 3:49 PM) Reply
I like it! (Of course I just like the top) I think the colour is great - very sophisticated looking.
Knitters Delight said... (7/30/10 3:26 PM) Reply
I attempted this one and it was a wadder for me too. Oh well. It was cute on others, but not for me either.
drsue said... (7/30/10 2:33 PM) Reply
Bummer, its not a great style on you anyway.
Rhonda in Montreal said... (7/30/10 1:54 PM) Reply
Glad we agree, Deepika... Saw the photo and thought, "No... not very flattering on 'ya." You're TOO PRETTY to wear this top!! ;) ;)
FloraNature said... (7/30/10 1:53 PM) Reply
Cute top, I like the pleats, and I think the colour is lovely!!!
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