Apparently when you realize the Burda mag tracing isn't that bad and you do it once, you become addicted to it and want eleventy patterns from the magazine and you want them NOW! So you exhibit sewists ADD and have far too many things that you want to crank out.
This issue has SO much good stuff in it and one that I absolutely love is the square neck dress, which is #112.
|It's so sweet and romantic looking! Yes, it's boxy...can I pull it off??|
I decide to start with the top - less commitment.
It didn't take long to trace the pattern out and I cut it after dinner, while my kids were in a weird way...he was HELPING her clean the kitchen! They were also in full on goofy mode.
I had this thick black (twill?) remnant in my stash - just over a yard - and managed to JUST eek the top out.
Now, the top does not fit as badly as it appears in that first pic. I usually have my daughter take pics because hubby doesn't get that I need him to stand up and take them. He's sitting or lying down and I get Oompa Loompa effect.
BUT, it IS too big at the neckline, the armholes sit really low and there is too much fabric in the back. But then the front is riding up (I cut a 42). I posted on PR if I should do a 40 with an FBA and was told it looks like a tilted waist issue, not a full bust issue. Thoughts??
Also, The back isn't too tight but holy moly, the sleeves ARE. I think they are pulling the back making it look tight. I had to have him pull it off of me because I couldn't lift my arms enough to get it back off!
I really want this top and the dress! I love the little sleeves! Although they are only a rectangle that has been folded over and gathered...
**Oh, it should be noted that it is intended to be cropped - the back length is only 16"
Also - and if you have this issue that might help - the sleeve is one pattern piece that you then divide into two pieces...only to sew it back together. Is there any reason I can't leave it as a one piece sleeve?