The most beloved Burda 7396.
Youtube video about making crackers have seen this baby live in action. I bought the fabric, which is a stretch cotton sateen, at Arthur Toyes in Wellington. I am absolutely unable to pass up painterly rose anything, and even though this fabric is unusually neutral for my taste, in this pattern I just love it.I teamed it up with some contrast pinstriped linen.
Because I had cut the latest version out very soon after making the first, I remembered all the adjustments I needed to make. So even though it took me a year to get around to finishing it, it went together like a dream.
And so to The Hack.
So, after cutting the neckline lower, cutting heaps out of it everywhere and reassembling, I found that the neckline was too low and showed the top of my new bras. Grrrr. So, I added a drape of lace on each side.
I don't like this and it annoys me that I made such a newb mistake.
I think my issue with this top is that I want to love this red rose fabric, because it is red painterly roses on a black background. So of course I love it right? But I just don't care for the lined up roses all the same size, they look blobby.
But it is done at least. And when I add a little clear elastic to the lace insets so they sit better, I will like it more. But it kind of reminds me of the trouble it has caused and I am not convinced it was worth it.
What I do like though is that the hack is very different from the original. And I will use this pattern again, never fear! Today I fell for some black linen with huge gold roses on it that I want to make into a short peplum jacket, and I'll use the bodice pattern for it.
Yes, yes, yes, I know that there are fabrics out there that do not feature large roses on them. Otherwise what would everyone else wear? ;-)