Monday, July 11, 2011

Burda Tunic

I have managed to sew up a few things this past month for myself :) I have plans for more this month I'm feeling like being just a tad selfish, sewing just for me. You know sometimes as women we give and nurture and care for others and we can forget to take time just for us. Sewing is my way of relaxing and focusing on something other than my to do list and the best part of this hobby is that I have a new piece of clothing at the end of a few hours of sewing.

I have been going through some of my old Burdastyle Magazines and decided to actually make something out of the them  instead of them collecting dust on my bookshelf. I was intimidated by them before but my knowledge of how a garment should go together has gotten better and so I'm not so dependent on the instructions . Burda's instructions are OK at best.
Here's the review.

Burda 5-2009-115
Pattern Description:

Tunic 115B

Pattern Sizing:

I cut out the 42 at the hips and graded to 40 on the shoulders.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?


Were the instructions easy to follow?

I found the instructions for this top OK for Burda. It's a simple top that you can put together without the instructions.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

Liked that it is a tunic but it's not to boxy it has some shape to it. I also added a fabric tie to give it a little more shape.

Fabric Used:

A Polyester print that I found on sale for $2.50 a yard.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

I left off the back zipper and just cut the back pattern piece on the fold. It fits over my head just fine without the zipper.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

I think I may sew it again in a cotton fabric. I highly recommend it to others it's a easy and quick tunic to sew especially if you leave of the back zipper.


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  1. Very pretty... love the border print.

  2. Love your fabric... and the style is lovely

  3. It's hard to believe that your boutique-looking top was made with $2.50/yd fabric! Very nicely done and you look lovely in it!


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