Burda 08-2009-117, the Parisian Chic flouncy top:
Parisian chic indeed. At least the model is. Mine? Well, take a lookie here:
Wrinkles are not Parisian Chic. I'm really bad at pressing. So, pardon me.
The pattern is a loose fitting one, so I went down a size (40 to 38) because my figure doesn't take loose fitting very well.
I used chartreuse - my new favorite color - Radiance silk-cotton blend that I splurged on a while back (You're welcome, Britex). This fabric is really amazing. It's lightweight (perfect for the warm weather), soft, silky, with a little bit of drape, and it's washable. The right side of the fabric is shiny and the color richer, however I used the wrong side because I'm opposed to shiny things.
If you notice, the outer edges of the flounce are raw, because
Here's me modeling it:
And again with a ribbon belt:
For some reason, the flounce follows the shape of elephant ear/trunk. Not very Parisian chic.
Anyway, I wore this with white jeans to showcase the color. I rarely wear green and do not own many green clothes, so as a result I always get punched on St. Paddy's day. (Is it pinching or punching? I always get punched). Well, no more! Now I have something visibly green! Or chartreuse! But it's green to some people!
This is a very easy project and I'm quite happy with the result. In the process I actually started thinking about the next project (a summer dress), so this quick top turned out to be just what I needed to get back in the sewing mode.
So... what do you think?
(PR review here)