This top was part of my Sewing Bee final entry. I like the boxy, airy shape in combination with the trousers.
The fabric is a Japanese cotton seersucker from Tessuti. The gingham print is printed on rather than sewn into the fabric.
The pattern is Burdastyle 2/2015 #127. This was a petite pattern, so
after reading other reviews, I decided to lengthen the pattern pieces by
3 inches. I inserted this length in 3 places; above the armscye,
between armscye and bust and at the hem. After making a muslin, I made a
square shoulder adjustment and moved the position of the darts a
I think that the high-low hem looks best from the side.
I like the open back but I am wondering if I can wear it without the camisole in summer. I'm not one for going bra-less so I'm not sure how this could work. Maybe a crop top / bralette underneath?
The sleeve inset has an interesting angular seam.
I used a rouleaux loop instead of a thread llop for closing, as a wardrobe malfunction on the loop could be a bit of a problem. I think I need to move the button down a smidge though.
The neck, armhole, sleeve and hem edges are finished with hand made rayon bias binding.