Added Apr 29, 2010
Durban, South Af...
Last year just after I had my daughter I cut out this free download tunic from the Burdafashion site – my little lady recently turned One so this had been lying around for way too long. Last weekend I was on a bit of a sewing mission to make Winter clothes and I decided to tackle the tunic. Originally when I cut it out I was surprised at how narrow the bottom of the tunic looked……a year later the penny dropped when I took out the pattern – I had not added any seam allowances and assumed it was like Burdastyle patterns and included them! but I just loved this grey fabric too much to throw the tunic away (I had to tried to buy more but it was sold out). Anyway to cut a long story short, the tunic worked out well – but the yoke is at least 2 cm’s too wide for the top of my chest and I added 5 little pink tucks to help the situation (and that was excluding seam allowances!). I also liked the look of the loose sleeves rather than putting the elastic in…..there would also never have been enough fabric for a channel! Luckily I had added onto the bottom skirt part, but the problem came in when under the arms was too tight once I’d sewn up the sides – so I unpicked them (what a nightmare – I had used the lightning proper stretch stitch that looks like a lightning bolt and will never come lose!) and looked up how to insert a gusset and was going to have to take fabric off the bottom and make this dress a top instead…..but then I decided to just let the sleeves remain unsewn at the bottom and I hemmed around them – not sure if I’m making sense, but basically the underneath of the sleeves don’t have a seam. I will definitely be making this dress again – it’s so wearable and can be worn with a number of jerseys and jackets hooray!
Grey (tiny stripes) cotton knit
Enter to win weekly drawings and a fabulous grand prize!
The lines of Greek architecture inspire this neutral and pastel collection.
Meg's Magazine Mash Up!
Check out Meg's variation of our Drawstring Gym Shorts, and see how she made them high-fashion!
Meet this seamstress, mom, jeans lover, and the instructor of our digital pattern drafting course!
Pattern of the Week
This timeless style ties at the back and looks stunning at formal events
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.