Check it out, I made a mullet blouse... a CROPPED one at that. I couldn't stop thinking about this pattern since it was released in the March issue of Burda (it's also downloadable here, too.) This is Burda 3/2014 # 105. There's an A and B version, but they are identical, only different fabric was used in the magazine. This is not my usual cup of tea but that's the fun of sewing, making some fun stuff out of my comfort zone.
I made a straight size 42. I usually will grade out to a 46 below the waist, but it barely goes below the waist and it's quite voluminous. The material is a rayon challis zig zag print from Fabric Mart.
I'm having a hard time deciding if I like the collar. It just sort of flips around and flops down. Then I looked at the two models in the magazine (here they are on Burda's website here and here) and realized they had the same issue.
I was super careful about the matching up the print on all the seams, you'd never know there is one right down the center. But I obviously sleepwalked right through cutting the sleeves to match the zig zags, they don't match! Ugh!!! Oh well, that's life.
I found that the shoulder seams extend past my shoulder points. I'm thinking it's something to do with the wide open neckline paired with a very drape-y material.
You can really see how much ease the bodice has. If you're one to grade up on the lower bodice of tops for a pear shape like I normally do, it's not necessary at all. It's still too chilly to wear this top here in my neck of the woods, I wonder if this one will be worn on a regular basis, I'm not exactly sure yet.
It may be difficult to spot in any of the photos but I do have itty bitty vintage lavender buttons on the cuffs and collar. My seams are all encased, french seams all the way here. I did not feel like fussing with faux french seams on the sleeves so I sucked it up and just used my serger. My hem is a narrow machine rolled hem.
I didn't lengthen anything here, I wanted the design as is to wear over a tank top. You won't catch me ever with this top worn alone, this I'm sure of, people!
Overall, I think it's pretty cute. I good option for the (eventual) arrival of spring. Has anyone else made this top yet?? I'd love to see your version. Did the collar bother you some, too? Show me!!