Monday, April 07, 2008

Burda 8517 Young Fashion Teen View A - Top

We are on a Burda roll! This is Burda 8517 View A without the empire gathering trimming. The hem is unfinished in this first try-on photo, she wants 4 1/2" side seam slits for a little extra ease through the hips so she can have the option of wearing loose or belted. We saw a similar styled top at Urban Outfitters for $42!
The orchid star print fabric is from the Red Tag markdown section of Jo-Ann's. I think it was $2/yd. The elastic in the casing is not pulled tightly. Just enough to give a hint of a gather-pucker shaping. I think that keeps it more trendy and less like a preschooler's puffy-sleeved top. You can see the model's sleeves are not tight to the arms either. Unlike a Big 4 pattern, there is a distinct difference between the front and back body and sleeve pieces - you can even tell on the hanger. Details like this definitely make a big difference in the fit and styling. We'll be making this again, you can see a snip of the fabric for the dress version taped to the pattern envelope.

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