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Summer tunic top

Added Jul 20, 2010

by cathyp

Sydney, Australia






I used the pattern from June 2010 Burda magazine after seeing the cute versions others have made. I added a couple of extra centimetres to the yoke to give more coverage. I put in the invisible zipper on the left side, although I don’t think it needs one as I can put on this top without opening the zipper. I used french seams for the back and right sides.

All up this was fairly easy to put together and really comfortable to wear.

Material Notes

Floral cotton voile from Fabric.com




Garment Type
Beach, Casual

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    Apr 5, 2011, 11.12 PMby peaches2218

    This is really lovely. This dress looks so much more finished with flattened pleats than with pintucks that go every which way. It’s so crisp, and I love that as a contrast to the airiness of the body of the dress/top.

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    Aug 23, 2010, 02.56 PMby laurwyn

    I have been wearing the dress I made from the same pattern during my whole week end! It is so comfy! I love your version! The print of the fabric looks so fresh!

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    Jul 23, 2010, 07.50 PMby alisondahl

    You did such a fabulous job! The fabric choice was very nice too.

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    Jul 22, 2010, 02.13 AMby changespast

    Really pretty. And I think the larger yoke is very flattering.

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    Jul 21, 2010, 12.12 AMby Nessa *

    Love the pleats, love the fabric, and french-seams are absolutely worth the extra time. Great work!

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    Jul 21, 2010, 12.03 AMby vote1rachel

    The material matches the pattern so well! I would be adding centimetres to the yoke as well, I hate tops that come down too low.

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    Jul 20, 2010, 10.08 PMby nuiwida23

    It’s really sweet! And that blue is such a great color for us fair-skinned gals. Nice work on the pin tucks and adding to the yoke, it makes a good difference :D

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    Jul 20, 2010, 02.09 PMby laura oprea

    Very nice! Beautiful fabric, great pleats! :)

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    Jul 20, 2010, 01.09 PMby hdk100

    Wonderful job, beautiful fabric!

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    Jul 20, 2010, 12.46 PMby mrsmg08

    Love it. The pleat detail is gorgeous. Looks very nice on you :)

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    Jul 20, 2010, 12.36 PMby Natalia *

    I really like this top. The yoke and pleat detail is really nice and the fabric is super cute.

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    Jul 20, 2010, 11.54 AMby kimiffu

    I really like the pleat detail :)

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