Remember when I ran out of thread for my cardigan?? I went to Joann for 2 spools of thread. And only two spools of thread. But somehow I found myself at the check out line with 2 spools of thread, 2 new Burda patterns & 2 yards of fabric. Please tell me I'm not the only one this happens to.
I can't complain too much, though. Here's the end result:
Meet my version of Burda 7866. Cute, huh? This pattern has actually been on my wish list since I started sewing, but I hadn't ordered from anywhere that carried Burda pattners. When Joann started carrying them I knew it would soon be mine.
I cannot believe how quickly this baby came together. Would you believe that the front & back are all one piece?!! There are no shoulder seams. There's just one seam going up the sides & arms. Then there's the bottom yoke, which is 2 pieces that you attach to the main piece.
I spent more time figuring out the tension on my serger & turning the 111" long belt than I did actually sewing this top. It would be a great afternoon project.
The only confusing part was attaching the neck facing. I just ended up attaching it with my regular sewing machine (with right sides facing--using a 3/8" seam, I believe), folding it in & then top stitching it with my double needle.
Next time I sew this (and yes! there will be a next time) I'm going to deepen the neckline at least an inch. In the pictures, it's riding up (as it tends to do) and it feels a tad choking. That & I have a semi-hard time getting it over my big hair, I mean head. I think this top would be fabulous in a purple swirl print.
I love the belt, but it makes this top very un-breastfeeding friendly, so I'll probably put it aside for a bit. :)