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Pattern Reviews> BurdaStyle Magazine> 04-2006-03 (Tunic Top, Burday Easy Fashion)

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Posted on:11/21/06 9:49 PM

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kbcs682 said...
Could you add an inset of 3-4 inches in the V using the same material? I like the material & the style.
4/30/06 2:15 AM
Nickle said...
Your did a nice job and the fabric is pretty, so I agree with maybe adding a fabric insert in the V area.
4/30/06 6:18 AM
Lori V said...
Pretty fabric, I think you can save it with an inset or a cami, perhaps. Thanks for the information on the low neck, I am going to make this top soon.
4/30/06 7:43 AM
Sewliz said...
I like the fabric, it reminds me of ocean, or air. It is a pretty top! I hope you try the inset idea especially if the top fits everywhere else.
4/30/06 7:57 AM
blue mooney said...
That really is lovely fabric. I hope you can save this top! Burda is getting just as famous for its plunging necklines as for its crotch curve!
4/30/06 8:29 AM
Stacy Sews said...
I had the same issue with this pattern! How did they get those models to look so good in theirs and we looked so bad in ours?
4/30/06 8:56 AM
casken said...
I don't think an inset will help. The stop is just not flattering on me at all. My bust area looks very droopy.
4/30/06 11:26 AM
Lisette said...
I always have to go one size smaller in the shoulder, neckline and armhole area to get a good fit. I have a 35.5" bust and I use in Burda a 10 in that area and go up to the 12 at the chest (I am 5'7" and need the width there). It might be worth a try to do the same.
4/30/06 11:43 AM
HawkeMorningStar7 said...
What a shame it didn't work, your fabric is so lovely. Ditto on how the models show off the tops just fine, but we mortals ?? Maybe they are 6 feet and need the deeper V. I always pinch out V necks but may have to really raise this one too. New Look has a very similar top 6573. if you like the general style. Thanks for reviewing anyway!
4/30/06 12:03 PM
Em's Summer said...
You picked lovely fabric in a great color! Sorry it didn't work out, but if the bodice isn't too saggy, maybe you can give it a classic 30s look with cut in shoulders and use it as sleepwear.
4/30/06 12:35 PM
How about adding a band around the neck opening ending in a tie at center front? I hope you can find a way to make it work for you--it is a cute style and very pretty fabric.
4/30/06 2:14 PM
OP Gal said...
Too bad it didn't work for you because the fabric is TDF.
11/22/06 8:49 AM
Elaray said...
I made a BWOF dress for my daughter and the neckline was way too low -- especially for a church dress! (Cleavage in church? I don't think so!) I put in an inset as other members have suggested. I hope you're able to salvage this top. The fabric is really cute!
11/22/06 10:17 AM
mrspenguin said...
I always have issues with those dropped and curved styles, too. Too bad it didn't work for you. It looked promising. :-)
11/22/06 12:53 PM
camilaustral said...
hey! the top is so pretty you can still wear it, you can add a nice fabric triangle, like lace or something to cover up a little. or you can wear a thin top underneath. don be sad :)
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