Added Aug 20, 2008
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.
Cotton flower fabric from Jo Ann’s bought during my last trip across the border to Buffalo
Plan a weekend getaway in these sweater dresses and furry accessories.
Member Project of the Week
Clothingengineer made a classic trench in Pantone's 2014 color of the year. Take a look!
Fashion and Trends
Check out this post all on menswear, and see how Meg was inspired to create her own men's shirts!
Learn how to set your serger up for sewing a rolled hem in this week's new BurdaStyle Video!
Perfect the art of sewing collars and stands, including tricks you won't find in books or patterns!
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.