Freestyle Fun

Autumn Fun

In the Burda Style magazine I have , January 2015, this pattern grabbed my attention as soon as I saw it:Burda style 01/15
It is a fun style interesting and unusual. The search was on for the perfect fabric.

I found this great printed sheer the colors were almost textural, so I made a wearable muslin from it:

Autumn tones

Autumn tones

Surprisingly Sheer
The pattern pieces are a little interesting in shape and its really important to accurately mark the cutting lines for the front and back.

Pattern piece cutting muslin

Pattern piece cutting muslin

two sides variation

two sides variation

This is the toughest part , I don’t know about you but the thought of cutting slashes in the front and back of a garment gives me heart palpitations. Paranoia reigns but these slashes are what drew me to this pattern.

The seams on this top are finished as french seams, as after you slash they may be visible. I made a rookie mistake on the muslin.  I have been using Burda Style patterns for years and I KNOW that you MUST add seam allowance when you are drafting as they are not added in the pattern pieces but I was in such a hurry  to make this and I didn’t add them, so,  this is what happened when I tried on the muslin. I found that there was not enough width across the bust SO I had to add another piece to fill the gap. As such I made a flourish with some scrap fabric and added an interesting button. I like the end result I think it works well.

Added piece

Added piece

The fabric I found in my stash for my final garment is this :

 Fabric

Fabric

Pattern details

Pattern details

I love the color and texture of this my only dilemma was not quite enough fabric as I this came from my stash .As such I had to color match some jersey to make  the under layer. It works well I feel although I did try to find some of the original fabric but no luck.

This is a great top to wear not only comfortable but fun and a little bit wild and unrestrained. I am really pleased with it and will most certainly make more of this pattern. I have worn it quite a bit , its now a favorite both the muslin and the final garment.

Finished top

Finished top

Happy Sewing,

Sue 🙂

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About suebsewbyme

Australian fabric fanatic who loves to sew and create interesting garments . Creativity is my mantra.
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