Pattern: Sleeveless Blouse, Burda 9/2011
Fabric: Summersville Brushstroke Coal from Dry Goods Design
Love this fabric, love this pattern. Although the fabric makes it hard to make out the pleats at the neck, I still like it. I feel like some kind of a modern-day Wilma Flintstone, which is kind of awesome, I think?
|It looks like I have some kind of crazy mohawk hairdo here!|
The buttons are from my inherited stash from my Nonna (didn't realize until I put this skirt on today, but I used the same buttons here).
Here's a closer look at the neck and pleats.
I really like this pattern, the collar, the pleats, the way the back yoke comes over to the front, the bias strips on the armholes, and the length. Those Burda printouts sure make you work for your prize though (nothing matches up! I'm always surpised it ends up working out in the end). I read that a few people found their size to be too big, so I went down a size - it's a little snug but it works.
I was glad I've made a [3!] tova tops because that made the construction of the collar a little easier to understand. I also handstitched the edges of the front facings - I didn't see any instructions to finish them. I'm going to make another one of these down the road - with a material that allows you to see the pleats more clearly.