Added Mar 3, 2013
Penticton , Canada
Burda Style 7220 – tunic. I liked this look. It fits loose and does have a longer hem on the back. During the colder months I like to wear leggings. This blouse will do the trick, I will cinch it with a great wide belt. It was a challenge for me as I have never sewn with silk before. Yet this material was a gift from my mom for my birthday and wanted to use it.
There is a gather & then a dart to create an empire waist line. I found the best way for me to do that was as follows: first take some dental floss and zig zag the string to create the ruffling. Then pin & base stich the fold/ darts for the empire feature. I will also suggest tracing with carbon paper.
Next time to make it fast I will most likely trace my dart lines with carbon paper on the back side of the fabric. I really like this pattern because it will double up like a beach dress.
I am very happy with the results & will get better at making another one in the near future. I should also mention to take the dental string out once your done. Otherwise during the press it will melt. Take out the zig zag stiches if they are showning on the front side.
I learned about the dental floss tip in my start with crafts sewing. I do this when I make aprons. I learned that from watching the DIY dish.com’s tutorial on making aprons.
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