|BurdaStyle Magazine: 01-2013-123A (Light Cowl Top) - Type:Tops |
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|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
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|Fabric:||Silk Satin [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: An easy to make top or blouse pattern which is loose fitting. The front cowl has a folded in facing. |
Pattern Sizing: I sewn a size 36 based on my bust circumference but blended the hip to two size larger.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? I think the style lines are similar but since the fabric I used is quite different I think the finished garment has a different feel.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, the instructions are suprisingly easy to follow. Much better than other Burda magazine pattern instructions I've seen before.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? This pattern (both blouse and dress versions) requires very little fabric (1m for the blouse / 1.5m for the dress). It has two pattern pieces only and the construction is relatively easy.
Fabric Used: A silk satin fabric from Liberty
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I only changed the hip to two size bigger to fit my pear shape bottom.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I don't think I would sew it again but I would recommend this pattern as it's really quick and easy to make. I could have finished it earlier if not for the slippery silk satin I used.
Conclusion: I initially cut the fabric to the dress length but it turned out that the silk fabric likes to cling to my bottom so I cut off 10" from the hem and left it as a blouse instead. I used hairline hem and hand over-cast stitches as finishing as I want the blouse to feel as soft as possible. You can see the making of the blouse on my blog:
Liberty Satin Drape Blouse