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Monday, January 19, 2009

Sewing Lesson No. 1

I made a top today.
It's from a Burda World of Fashion Magazine. That's 7-2008 (108) to be precise. Burda says "This tunic falls comfortably over the hips thanks to its slight A-line shape. A curvy yoke and inverted centre front pleat add couture details".

Mine looks quite a lot like theirs, I was glad I found some similar fabric in a sale. Of course, I will look just like their model when I wear mine.
There are a whole lot more to see over at Pattern Review.

I like the curvy yoke. I thought I did a pretty good job of it, I only had to unpick it once. The whole thing went together really well, though I didn't follow Burda's instructions much.
It's a great top, it would be perfect for work over the next couple of months.
There's just one problem.

It's too small.


Nicola said...

I'm glad I am not the only one. Everything I have ever made for myself is either too big or too small. The too big is ok, that can be adjusted and the too small will fit me one day when I am thin (never going to happen in reality).

The Sagittarian said...

Will it fit me then? :-)

Anonymous said...

I'm doing a corsetry class and we're making a bodice block at the moment - I really hope I can adapt it for other things... maybe a pattern block class is the thing for us! x

Helen said...

And that is why I'd rather sew a quilt!