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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Burda Style 05/2011 103 Tunic Top

Just to prove that sometimes I make and wear things that are not dresses, I made a top!


Actually my top is a combination of pattern 103 and 104 which is in fact a dress pattern. On my top I left off the sleeve slits and added in the elastic and casing featured in the dress version.

The fabric seems to be a silk/cotton blend if such a thing exists. I bought this last year in Mood on my New York trip where I met up with Carolyn, Elizabeth and LindsayT. I remember LindsayT asking at the time if I was going to make a tunic top with it and I (naturally) said no it was going to be a dress. Something from that day obviously stuck in my brain. I do still have plenty left so it might make it into a dress too someday.



This is a very easy to make and relaxed top for summer, I really love the silk in Burda's photo so I may look out for some similar fabric for another version.

24 comments:

Trisha said...

Love that fabric! Looks like a great, breezy summer top.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I remember that fabric! I think one of the pics we took are of us gathered around it on the cutting table. I'm so glad to see it come to life as such a wonderful tunic!

Teddylyn said...

Very cute top--I missed this one on my first look at the magazine! I love your fabric choice too.

Lynda in LV

Amanda S. said...

Pretty! And the fabric is so interesting! I never noticed that you primarily make dresses. Glad to see a top, though!

Karin said...

What a lovely top. It looks so perfect for summer!

Gail said...

You have a fabulous eye for fabric. I love this piece.

coffeeaddict said...

It definetly exists and is one of the most awesome fabric choices for summer humid weather.
I love the print!

Handmade said...

Cute!

Karin said...

Very nice! You have a knack for choosing interesting, wearable prints.

I am a little late to comment on your shirtdress- it looks amazing! Just like the envelop.

JoanneM said...

Great top.

I am also your number one dress fan!

a little sewing said...

That is really cute. Is it warm enough there to wear this already? While I was on an emergency shopping mission yesterday, I saw tops (and dresses) in that style but yours is so much more interesting, due to the unusual fabric.

toboldlysew said...

That fabric is great! Lovely top!

Lindsay T said...

Ooh, I love that fabric! Wish I had gotten some then too. It made a very pretty tunic.

gwensews said...

Terrific top! The fabric is marvy!

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

Wow, I love how you added the ruffle to the bottom of this blouse - it makes the blouse really wonderful.

I just made a top too because I feel that all I sew is dresses!

Eugenia said...

That fabric is so gorgeous and perfect for this tunic style - it looks like a very expensive designer garment!

Vicki said...

Very cute!

Irene said...

Gorgeous fabric! Only goes to prove that a simple style in a knock-out fabric equals a stunning garment.

Wardrobe creator said...

Very nice top!
It's in my work too)

Jacquie said...

Lovely top! I was looking at this in the pattern mag so very glad to see it made up. I've noticed quite a bit of silk/cotton coming in and it seems to sew up and wash beautifully. And your Donna Karan dress is terrific - you do make the most fabulous dresses (and tops!).

Summerset said...

Great top - the simplicity of the style lets that lovely fabric really shine.

amber said...

What a pretty top! Great use of the fabric.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

I loooove silk-cotton and that is a gorgeous print! Looks just about perfect as a tunic.

velosewer said...

Love this top. Great work with fabric placement. It's just perfect.