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Pattern Reviews> BurdaStyle Magazine> 03-2009-103 (Tunic Top)

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Posted on:6/11/09 10:27 PM
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wineyjudy said... (6/13/09 10:01 AM) Reply
Great fabric choices! A very cute top of you!
Opals Passions said... (6/12/09 11:10 PM) Reply
@kay, I didn't think about that... thanks for the advise.....
nglalala said... (6/12/09 3:06 PM) Reply
Cute top! The fabric is so fun!
Kay Y said... (6/12/09 1:17 PM) Reply
Your tunic looks really cute! I have to ask, though - When you say you didn't add any "extra" seam allowances, do you mean you treated the pattern piece edges as traced as though they were cutting lines (SA included)? If so, this would explain why you find the neck opening wide - by sewing inside the intended seam lines you would have increased the overall width of the neckline by 1.25" (5/8" further out at each shoulder). This also would have lowered the neckline by 5/8" in both front and back and overall made the yoke narrower (5/8" at each of top and bottom). This might well also explain why you find the underarm a bit high - the effect of reducing the depth of the yoke by sewing inside the intended lower seam line would be to pull the body pieces, along with the placement of the underarm seam, up towards the yoke by 5/8". While it is a bit of a pain, you should always add seam allowances to Burda WOF patterns to maintain the design as intended.
Opals Passions said... (6/12/09 11:52 AM) Reply
Thanks everyone for your lovely comments...
eugenia123 said... (6/12/09 10:43 AM) Reply
This looks fabulous on you. I love your choice of fabric.
renren said... (6/12/09 10:12 AM) Reply
Beautiful dress and beautiful fit. I love your fabrics and the overall style of the dress.
Karen6790 said... (6/12/09 9:56 AM) Reply
KwikSew has a very similar pattern as far as the round yoke and gathers, but this looks more flattering, so it looks like I'll be tracing this one off. Love your fabric combo, it looks really cute on you.
shesflipped said... (6/12/09 7:12 AM) Reply
Such a great tunic! I love the contrasting yoke and print you used. I have never dared to try BWOF before, even though I've been getting them for almost a year. (gulp) Your review has made me think THIS is the pattern I need to start with. Thank you so much for your review.
Squeezylemon said... (6/12/09 5:49 AM) Reply
Fabulous top on you, and thanks for the great instructions. I will definitely widen the arm if I make this.......
Leora said... (6/12/09 3:15 AM) Reply
Very pretty tunic!
ElsaD said... (6/12/09 0:18 AM) Reply
Thanks for the review. Your tunic looks great. I'm just cutting this one out. Love the contrasting neckline.
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