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Summer flower top

Added Aug 20, 2008

by yummy

Toronto, Canada






I made this shirt from a free pattern downloaded from the Burda Fashion website – the Empire Top + Dress pattern. I cut out the size 36 but forgot to add seam allowances, didn’t matter as the top is very roomy and I cut an extra inch off the front and back pattern pieces (which amounted to 4 inches in total) to get a bit of slimmer fit. I didn’t use bias around the neckline and arms, simply turned the edges under to create the casing for the elastic (lazy but it worked fine.) French seams on the vertical seams and machine rolled hem give it a great finish inside – I’m becoming obsessed with finishing. I love the fabric – bright and summery flowers – hoping for some warm weather over the next couple of weeks before fall sets in so I can wear it. The dress version of this pattern would be super cute too.

Material Notes

Cotton flower fabric from Jo Ann’s bought during my last trip across the border to Buffalo






Claire B. Schaeffer

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    Jul 16, 2010, 11.18 PMby daliashawky

    i love it ,i want to know plz where i can find the pattern ,will u post the link plzzzzzzzzzz

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      Jul 18, 2010, 12.30 AMby yummy

      This top has been seeing a lot of action with the warm weather we’ve had lately. The pattern used to be on the burdafashion.com website but I don’t think it’s available anymore now that that site has merged with burdastyle. Too bad, it’s a fun summer top and good for pjs too.

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    Aug 21, 2008, 03.36 AMby corduroysarcasm

    looks great!! i love it

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