Friday, June 3, 2011

Me Made June day 2 and 3

Day 2 of Me Made June was an exciting one filled with many graduations, and all the busy end of the school year stuff. Wanted to feel cool yet business casual. Out of the closet came a Burda Plus Fashion sleeveless top plus a short sleeve knit jacket I picked up thrifting. This top I finished in early May and I've worn it quiet a bit since.

This is my rendition of Burda Plus Fashion spring/summer 2011 421
Pattern Description: 
Burda Magazine has described this top as simple, figure hugging and sleeveless. TO me it is a dress alternative to your basic tank top.
Pattern Sizing:
Burda sizes 44-46-48-50-52-54
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes and no mine end up with little wings at my hipline.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
These are your typical Burda Magazine instructions. They are complete but at some points you wonder were they are going. What I learned was that the are accurate as long as you follow step by step.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Love that this top can be dressed up our down depending on what type of knit you use. It has nice thic straps so no bra peaking out.
Don’t really like how tight the underarms are. It not bad because you have no bra showing but next one I will make just a little looser in the underarm.
Fabric Used:
This was some poly knit I rescued at the Thrift Shoppe
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Using Pattern Fitting with Confidence I did a slide and pivot FBA of 15cm and need to add 26cm to the waist.  This might have been over done since I end up with some wings at my hipline. Over all the top fit well.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes I plan to make this again as it is very comfortable to wear and dress up nicely. Yes I do recommend it to others. Beginners make sure you follow the directions step by step.
This is a fun and simple alternative to you normal basic summer tank.

Today which is Me Made Day 3 was a busy hot and stick last day of school. Wanted to stay cool standing out in the heat at the end of year carnival.  So out came McCall's 5663. I originally made this now oop pattern back in the summer of 2008. Still love the flowiness of this thin knit top.

Time to get back to my jean design project. Happy sewing.


  1. Thank you for posting your Day 3 photo. I love that pattern on you. I have it and was not liking the way it fit the model. This is definitely going to be my next top--made from Chicago bought fabric.

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