Added Dec 29, 2013
by Irina Schwab
I saw the oversized sleeved top pattern in Burda magazine 12/2013 and I had to make it!
The advantage is that it is so simple, you can easily complete the project in a few hours. I have not applied a bias cut band round the neck, instead I folded it back a few mm and applied steel co-ordinated sequins.
The fabric has no stretch, so I decided to cut the pattern at largest size. It fits me perfectly, so I would say it would easily accommodate a size 8 – to a size 12 uk.
The skirt: This is another story. I bought this size 22 skirt in a big M&S sale. It was a plain miniskirt, however I loved the fabric and the leatherette appliqu. The skirt was initially dead straight. I have made two folds at the front and two at the back and secured them in place with four co-ordinated buttons. CArefully calculated pleats reduced the waist size to 72 cms.
The skirts reminds me so much of the Karl Lagerfeld project published in Burda magazine.
Other accessories: Bag (clothed) – hand painted by Camelia – shop lavinexclusive on breslo.ro
Angora hat; suede boots – purchased in Romania. Swarovski heart necklace.
top: silky two-faced, heavy fabric
Sewing & Techniques
Say goodbye to skipped stitches and damaged seams!
Fashion & Trends
Flaunt those curves in Kim-approved bombshell looks.
50 Select Red, White, and Blue patterns are 50% off!
Meg got an inside look into our new course, and see why she thinks you need to register too!
Leopard print, stripes, and mod coats for fall.
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.