BurdaStyle May 2012 - top and pants
I’ve decided that since I’ve got to make at least one garment from each BurdaStyle issue before I get the next one. As you can imagine I already missed a few issues so, May 2012 issue was the one I kept my promise. I managed to make three garments before I got the June issue Horay!!
I really liked the combo of the 106 top and 108 pants! And I decided to use linen to make them, white and bluish purple for the central panel on the top.
As always, I’ve made some minor adjustments on the paper pattern. Just that, because of laziness, I’ve reduces the sleeve from size 40 to size 34m, which looking at the finished top might have altered the shape a bit to much. Serves me well, next time I’ll take the time, extra 5-10 minutes to amend the sleeve in the correct place.
Don’t know if it is that obvious in the picture!
But anyway, Patch decided to help me and analysed my shoes closely. He decided that the shoes I as wearing were not really going with the top. Ha ha ha.
You’d better wear the right shoes, because we do not want to upset little Patch. Not that he would be eating them that is!!
For the pants I’ve copied the size 38 and when I finished them I had to take out of the front about 6 cm in the waist in total. Way to much. Also for the length, I’ve just measured the inside of my leg and them put that on the pattern (this was was the first time I’ve done so, due to laziness normally, I just do not add hem allowance at the bottom and then I have to shorten them). Oh well I’d better do these little things more often. I did not follow the instructions in the magazine to make my garments. Most of the times I find them more confusing than helpful, so I just followed my instinct and when I got stuck I’ve asked Anita for advice. So I think I’ve done a good job, considering I did not use any instructions A pat on the back is in order . Oh!!! Aren’t I so full of myself. What you think?