Added Jul 2, 2012
Note: the top as featured on page 36 of the magazine has unfinished hems of the sleeves and the lower edge of the top. It also has a top-stitched front and back facing.
The front and back are cut on the bias, which would have been ideal for my second top with very little or next to no stretch.
I top-stitched all hems except for the second top at the sleeves that were cut on the slightly fringed selvedge of the fabric.
Third version of pattern #108 top, sized for petites, in Spider Man themed fabric from July 2012 issue of Burda Style with modifications to the pattern after the first and second versions (petite adjustment at the waist, “downsizing” and adding some contour at the side seams, adding a center back seam, omitting the front bow at the neckline). To reduce the looseness still encountered at the neckline, I also took in the shoulder seams 3/4" with a fold and two sewn on buttons to secure the fold of fabric.
For the first version (midnight blue colored), I simultaneously took in the side seams at most 1 1/2" with this fabric due to having some stretch and added some side shaping. The pattern was not drafted to look like what was on the Burda model. Before taking in the seams, my top looked like one shapeless and spacious sack.
For the second version (silver/grey), I transferred the changes I made for the first top to the pattern and added a front center seam and a keyhole below the neckline.
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