Congratulations! It's a ... Burda!
Added Feb 25, 2010
Not quite how I imagined it though.
The day before the Alexander pattern was posted I bought some gorgeous italian georgette silk but onlky bought one meter cause it was so expensive.
I turned the pattern piece width ways so it would fit, lengthened the bodice and made the frill a little shorter(virtually no fabric left). Ommited the back buttons out of sheer laziness more than anything else.
I nearly botched it too, when I was doing the rolled edge on the sleeves the thread wasn’t catching on the fabric and I kept hacking away at it each attempt but managed to salavage it by adding a thin strip of fabric under the rolled edge and it stuck. One bad thing about having a pattern all one piece is if you stuff up any part you have to re do the whole thing.
So after that huge effort it is a teeny bit tight on the hips so it doesn’t sit very well therefore my skinny sister has just inherited a new top.
Italian Silk georgette with shiny embossed pattern