There has been a bit of (totally justified IMO) criticism of Burdastyle magazines lately.But it’s not all bad. Some of those boxy patterns actually turn out alright.
Let me show you my evidence
The cute Felicity version
The trial version without the collar and tie for Mum
For a boxy top I say this is a bit of a winner!
Pattern: BurdaStyle 06/2015 #106
For the mum version, I traced off the dress, BurdaStyle 06/2015 #107 at the blouse level
Size: 36-44, I made a 42 for both Felicity and myself. No we are not the same size. It’s boxy- no need for fancy fitting finnanigans
As you can see, I just turned the sleeve hem under. No proper 3 cm hem for me!
Both are from my local Spotlight store. Mine is a Japanese cotton, Felicity’s is a linen cotton mix with very cute embroidery.
I did flat felled seams on the linen. First time. Woohoo! Love my flat felling foot. Might have done them inside out. Oh well. Beginner.
I didn’t follow Burda’s instructions to cut the button band on the bias. I also doubled it for a bit of extra strength for the button holes (but didn’t interface it)
Let me tell you about the buttons.
Mine are vintage hand-me–downs from a lovely elderly church friend. She’s English so they could even be from the UK via a wool coat that gone to a better place.
Yes you can see the selvedge showing through on the button placket. Yes I didn’t use interfacing. Yes I am slap dash. It was a trial version… and I excused??!
Felicity’s buttons are vintage courtesy of Portobello Road markets. Sewing souvenirs are the best souvenirs.
And for a trial version, mine has already had a surprising number of public outings.
I think I like this pattern!