When I received the May 2019 issue of BurdaStyle magazine I glanced through it, marked a few garments I wanted to sew, and tucked the magazine away. After all, we were only a month into our cross-country move and I was still recovering from my major surgery (I wrote a post about it here)
I knew the button front top, #113, was one I wanted to sew. I liked the v-neckline, the big sleeves and the way the pleats created a small peplum. Well, it only took two years but it's done!
Here's the line drawing from the magazine.
I used a black and white voile that I received in a mystery bundle from Fabric Mart Fabrics. It turned out to be a good choice as it's lightweight, an important factor where I live, but also holds its shape.
The shaping at the bottom of the sleeves is created with darts. I did expect the sleeves to have more drama, but I found them to be a bit subdued.
The faux peplum is created with pleats at the waistline (in the front) combined with a slightly curved side seam.
Burda Magazine patterns usually fit me with minimal adjustments, including the bust area. On this top I lowered the front pleats by 1" or the fullness for my bust would have been too high.
My waist is about 1-1/2" lower than where the waist on this top is and I'll need to lower that if I decide to sew this one again. I think I will also lengthen the top an inch or two.
The top closes with only four buttons (per the design) so it is open along the lower front. There's enough overlap that I don't feel exposed.
I used buttons I've had in my stash for quite some time. Long enough that I no longer remember when they were purchased. I'd forgotten how delicate shell buttons can be, and one broke as I removed it from the card.
I'm glad I finally found time to sew this top, and once the temps cool off again (at least below 80 degrees F) I suspect I'll wear this often.
And my little one pictured in a few of these photos...well, she's no longer allowed outside of the gate. She's always been so well-behaved but a few days ago I opened the garage door and she ran past me to the street and growled at two dogs that were leashed and on a walk in front of our home. I'll be extra vigilant when I open doors to the outside in the future!Pin It