Added Aug 31, 2011
Oakland Park, Fl...
I made this top for a garden party. I wanted to be covered (protected from mosquitoes) and cool. The pattern (V8581) calls for stretch fabric but I wanted something a bit more ‘breathable’ so I chose a silk chiffon instead. I adjusted the sleeve and neck bindings to compensate. I decided to do French Seams opposed to surging. I used china silk for the camisole. It is a really simple pattern and I made it two sizes larger than what I normally wear and it did not have the amount of gathers as shown in the pattern picture. Since I did not use stretch fabric, it would have been a good idea to put a button on the sleeve, but a twist to the left and a twist to the right and my hands are through. I’m 5’7” so I should have made the sleeves and the bodice a little longer, but over all I’m pleased with it.
See Meg's picks and get them at a special price with an extra discount for Black Friday
Sewing & Techniques
See how Meg made this edgy dress using the Janome Artistic Edge Digital Cutter!
No need to go outside… spend the morning in dolled up in this collection of vintage style pajamas.
BurdaStyle Magazine US
Get an inside look at the patterns from the first 4 issues of BurdaStyle US
As an early special Black Friday promotion you can now enroll in the course ($80 value) for $49.99!
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.