20.10.16

Burdastyle 2/2015 #127

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 little. 


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.


6 comments:

  1. looks so great with those trousers! love the top, i made this pattern more times than i can count :)

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  2. I have made 3 versions of this top. I have closed up the back seam and left a small slit opening and a button and rouleau loop fastening. I also lengthened it. I wear it with a longer camisole style / tank top underneath. It's been one of my go to patterns of this year. I also decided to use a facing at the neck edge and a deep hem at the bottom, just using bias binding at the arms

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    1. I think you have the right idea Claire. I am going to add more buttons and rouleaux loops to the back of mine.

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  3. I love this top and the whole outfit really. I love the angled armhole. I was thinking you could put buttons all down the back or maybe loops that sit inside the top so you could thread ribbon or something to close it up to allow you wear it with the camisole when you need to but without when you don't. The seersucker would be so cool in summer.

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    1. Yes, more buttons would definitely make it more versatile. I've moved it to my "fix it pile"!

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  4. This is a very cool, modern silhouette on you, the whole outfit looks great.

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