Burda Asymmetrical Top
I visited Sydney last weekend. A versatile player in my weekend wardrobe was a Burda top made up in a very soft, grey, bamboo knit sourced from Oddz and Endz in Noosa. The pattern is 02/2014 #135A.
I wore it on the plane, with black linen pants (not shown).
I wore it to a play, with my big red skirt.
I wore it to Bondi, where we were nearly blown away.
I did make changes to the pattern. In the photo below, the back is in the upper portion of the photo. Other reviewers found the top too short, so I wanted to add some length. In the back this was simply a matter of splitting and spreading the pattern. For the front, I wanted to reduce the amount of the drape, as the original pattern looks a bit as though you are carrying a spare belly around. I split the front and overlapped at the split to reduce the amount of drape. I then split and spread the bottom sections to increase the length.
I was happy with the fit, though looking at the photos, the upper arm is pretty loose. I finished the neck edge with my coverstitch machine and binders.
I bought this same fabric in red and am wondering if I should just make up the same top again? Only looking at the sleeves in the photos, I think I need to adjust the fit of the sleeves in the upper arm.