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02-2009-110 (Silk Tunic)
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6/25/10 12:30 PM
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Oh, I absolutely love, love, love your orange tunic! It fits you wonderfully too! And the color is great!
6/25/10 12:37 PM
THis is beautiful! I love all the details and it looks perfect on you. I admire anyone who will take the time to do a Burda pattern ~ I just can't get myself to do all that tracing. Orange suits you well and I love the too.
6/25/10 12:38 PM
What a wonderful review with so many sewing hints and details. To me, these tunics "say summertime" and look really great on you. You have the perfect figure for this style and look so cool and comfy--though dressy. The hint about the bobby pin brings to mind my mother's way of turning tubes. Perhaps some of the "old ways" are best!! Even though you don't like the pleat in the orange tunic, I find it flirty and cool looking. Don't omit it, I'd say. The button details, elegant topstitching and modesty panel add to the perfection of these tunics. Enjoy!!!
6/25/10 1:41 PM
PERFECTIMUNGO! These tunics look wonderful on you! I love all the inspirational photos. What an excellent review - makes me want to see if I know how to turn on my machine. I'm wondering if I still even know how to sew, but your review sure makes me want to! Thanks also for all the terrific tips!
6/25/10 2:26 PM
Excellent detailed review with wonderful hints. Both tunics are gorgeous. Your construction is perfection.
6/25/10 2:43 PM
Absolutely beautiful - both of them!
6/25/10 2:44 PM
Both tunics are lovely, but I especially like the orange one.
6/25/10 3:03 PM
You look gorgeous in these tunics, love them both. And what a great idea creating a modesty panel, I'll do that on my next one, thank you! Super fantastic review. And yes, Burda is one sorry mess at the moment.
6/25/10 3:50 PM
Both tunics are excellent! I've been thinking about this pattern ever since it came out. Thanks for the link to the tiny-tube-turning-tutorial.
6/25/10 4:06 PM
Your tunics look much better than the magazine model.
6/25/10 4:23 PM
Both are awesome tunics. I really love both colors and they look perfect on you. What a very thorough review. The loop turning tip is the one that Kwik Sew patterns uses as well, and I am glad I learned it there some time ago. I think it works magnificently. I like the link because she gives even more detail with using a zigzag stitch and tapering the ends. Thanks for sharing. I know it will make a big difference for a lot of sewers who are not familiar with this method. Loved the Gates 1 shot too.
6/25/10 4:34 PM
Lovely tunics! I love both colors on you!! So well executed, as usual :-)
6/25/10 4:57 PM
EARTH TO JANIE, EARTH TO JANIE, you couldn't look like you were "WITH CHILD" even if you WERE with child, probably! And, along with Miss Karen, I vote to keep the pleat in the orange one. I love it! And what do you mean by that crack that the side slits aren't required for wearing ease? Speak for yourself! Seriously, though, I truly do LOVE both of your tunics, and you have just the figure to flaunt them, too. I wish I could wear this style so easily. As for the "gates" in Central Park, I remember seeing pictures of those, and I just LOVED it. I thought that was SO neat, and you're right, this is JUST the color. The white linen/cotton is truly a classic. (Did I mention I LOVE white linen?) The tutorials you included for the LOOPS is a godsend. You can't believe how I avoid LOOPS, and I even have one of those fancy turner things. I'm going to try the handy-dandy bobby pin next time, of which I have several, even though I have no HAIR at the moment -- ha! -- or not much, to use them on. I always learn so much from your reviews. I know you go to great lengths when writing them, with all of the pictures, explanations, tutorials, etc. Next time I need to write a review, can I hire you? :o)
6/25/10 5:13 PM
Great looking tunics and they are both pretty on you! Loved your review with terrific tips!
6/25/10 5:16 PM
Your tops are very pretty. Great review with lots of helpful hints. I'll be sure to re-read this review if I make this tunic.
6/25/10 5:26 PM
Two gorgeous garments. Well done.
6/25/10 5:49 PM
You have all reasons to love it. It is sooo lovely. Orange is a great colour.
6/25/10 6:54 PM
I'm drooling over your tunics. They are wonderful. Orange is one of my favorite colors and linen a favorite fabric. Burda patterns scare me, and then I see these beautiful garments and want to try this one. I love your reviews and you seem to be able to make any pattern look great. I think my sewing skills improve just reading and seeing the details of your posts. Thank you!
6/25/10 7:02 PM
Oh, Annette, you had me giggling with this one. You are one in a million! Thank you all for such lovely and kind comments.
6/25/10 8:06 PM
So, those metal pins are not just for keeping hair in place? Hee, hee, hee..... You created two delectably gorgeous tops and thank you so much for your review. I always learn so much from you!
6/26/10 1:45 AM
Everything you make is so awesomely perfect and these tunics are no exception. Every detail has been carefully thought out and executed - both tunics look so beautiful. I think that one in a classic white and another in a fabulous hot orange is exactly what every wardrobe needs for the summer months. I adore them both.
6/26/10 4:44 AM
Great summer top, love the style. Both versions are lovely. And a very helpful review too.
6/26/10 7:45 AM
Lovely tunics! Both so nice in color, fit and construction details. I notice too your daylilies blooming right outside your window to compliment your beautiful tops.
6/26/10 10:30 AM
I love the fabric & color that you picked for this pattrn.
6/26/10 5:18 PM
Love the tunic! You can see much more of the Burda Archive here: http://www.burdamode.com:8080/en/Magazines/Archives/1270777-1463237.html
6/27/10 11:24 AM
I am just loving the way you got inspiration from for the orange tunic. I am sure that things like that make the garment very personal and more enjoyable to sew, no wonder your tunic makes you happy!
6/27/10 2:08 PM
Ann Rowley, thank you for that link to the Burda archives! I've bookmarked it and am so grateful to you. They have been making my head spin over there at Burda.
6/27/10 3:33 PM
Fabulous, and what a great review! Wow, that orange tunic is to die for.
9/8/10 9:58 AM
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