This is me, last weekend, pretending I’m really warm in my new pink Burda 7051 top and white cropped jeans. It’s actually 2 degrees above freezing. It took 3 lots of bribing my daughter outside to get the photos I wanted whilst the sun was shining.
This is a Burda Young pattern 7051. I love it. I’m sure shall make it again and again. This success is helped by the amazing stretch denim. I must admit that I was quite scared when I opened what I had ordered for this particular MinervaCrafts post make. It was a little brighter than I had realised. You can find the fabric here. At only £7.99/m it’s a winner!
This top is also the first I have made with the help of my new assistant, Lola. She and I have become the best of pals. She is so much more patient than my previous assistant.
It was so much easier and very much faster to get the fit I wanted. I took in the front darts to make it a little curvier at the waist and also took half an inch down the back seam as I wanted a snug fit, especially using the stretch cotton.
My aim for this particular project was to include my first (not so) invisible zip.
But note the rather pleasing pattern match!
There are quite a few things I have learnt from this particular make.
Sizes on patterns no way represent the clothes size you wear. My measurements meant I needed a size 14 which is a little different to the usual size 10 I take. I took my muslin in only down the front darts and half an inch down the back seam. If I had used a non-stretch fabric I would have adjusted even less.
Zips are not to be avoided. They’re a zinch.
Due to the stretch of the cotton you can achieve a glove like fit.
To cut the yoke out longer than you need; the yoke came out a little mean which meant it barely reached around to the zip at the back. I cut a second more generous version.
I’m so very pleased with this make. It fits like a glove and is so comfortable to wear.
Can you tell?
Roll on summer!