Sunday, August 10, 2008

Late again... BWOF Project of the Month: July




Once again my monthly Burda mag project is a couple weeks tardy... I know I won't be able to get to the August issue until September, but after that I should be able to get back on track again. (I'll have far fewer distractions once the dreary fall weather arrives, plus I love fall sewing!)


This is an easy tunic, I lengthened it several inches because it's going to do double duty for me as a swim cover-up as well when I'm on vacation later this month and trying to pack light.

Fabric
Soft cotton voile that I got at Michael Levine in LA this spring for the insanely cheap price of $3/yard.



Notes on construction/alterations
I mentioned that I added a few inches to the length, and that's it as far as alterations. I finished all the seams as French seams because cotton voile deserves nothing less.


Here's a close-up of the pleats at the sleeve hems.

Conclusion
It's exactly what I was needing, and it was simple to make.

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My muslin for the Burdastyle swimsuit turned out okay, so I placed an order at Spandex House early last week. They called me the next day at 6:45 am to ask for my credit card info. (There's a 3 hour time difference.) I had a feeling they would do that... Thank goodness it was a weekday so I was already awake.

28 comments:

AllisonC said...

I haven't made anything from May or July yet so you are still way ahead of me. The tunic looks great on you and it's a good idea to double as a swimsuit cover up.

katherine h said...

Whoat gorgeous voile...that colour looks great on you

Catherine said...

A gorgeous top that looks great on you. Love the new hair as well!

toy said...

seriously loving this top, you look so comfortable, its pretty

Tany said...

I LOVE it! You got the fabric and the color right too! Fabulous job!

Adrienne said...

I love it!!! I LOVE that fabric!

colour by number said...

It looks great! I love the orange fabric!

cidell said...

Talk about a top I wouldn't have looked at twice. That's the perfect fabric and I love the pleats on the sleeve. I must learn to master the french seam too. I also LOVE the hair.

Amanda S. said...

That's a very cute tunic/bathing suit cover up. Love the orange print and the price. I just love to get a bargain, too!

Erica B. said...

Very cool and cute! I love that print.

peacockchic said...

very nice...looks so comfy.

Dei said...

That fabric is TDF! Love this as a top, but as a cover-up too! Genius.

Beatrice said...

That looks great, I love orange although I cannot wear it at all. And I love your hair color even more, that was the first thing I noticed when the picture came up :-)

Beatrice (back in Germany)

Dawn said...

Super cute fabric in the perfect pattern. Love your hair too.

flanthrower said...

The fabric reminds me of the orange/white shirt I made earlier this summer. Good idea to lengthen it...it looks great!

Kelroc said...

Gorgeous! I especially love the fabric.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Beautiful top and I love it's versatility!

loopylulu said...

Tunic look great. As does your hair!

Adriana B. said...

The fabric is delicious and is a great match to the design!

Adelaide B said...

This looks great! I just traced this pattern myself and was wondering what it would look like made up. All of your things are so lovely.

Cennetta said...

Great looking tunic. Taking a cue from you, I'm trying to sew from my Burda magazine instead of looking at them over and over again. So, Sunday night I traced off three Burda patterns from the May 2008 issue. Hopefully I'll sew up at least one dress before fall. lol
C

Leslie said...

Christina I love the new hair color on you, wow! And what a great use for that fabric, it came out perfect.

Liz R. said...

really cute. i love the orange and fall sewing too!

Tiff said...

Love the voile! It turned out really cute!

berryberr said...

Lovely blog! Will check back often!

Geri said...

Congrats on your win!

Heike said...

gorgeous tunic. In BWOF, the pattern for me was very unimposing. With your style and the color of the fabric it becomes an eyecatcher. Congratulations!

Greetings
Heike from Germany

LauraLo said...

Love the top. And those shades of orange-red look great on you. Love your new hair too.