The first top was a blouse from Burda pattern 6839, an envelope pattern that includes seam and hem allowances. It is semi fitted style with front princess seams and back darts. I made view A, which has pleats that radiate from the neckline.
The fabric was a silk print of wine and black circles on a gold and brown pin stripe background.
While I waited for the OK button to reset, it occurred to me that this is a message I would really like to give to my kids, spouse or coworkers sometimes. Substituting the word "Human" for Machine. He he he! Maybe when we are all wearing Google type glasses we can program such messages to pop up on our glasses for others to read. Anyway, I really like the fit of this blouse and hope to make another one from this pattern soon
|Burda 6839 blouse & Vogue 9039 jacket|
The second top is view A of Vogue 9006. This one is going to be a favorite for a quick summer top.
It is pullover with draped (small cowl) front neckline, princess seams and shaped hem. The shoulders of the armholes are slightly cut in and for that reason, the sleeve pattern for views B and C does not work with the armhole of A. Rats , because I really wanted the front of A with the sleeves of B. My fabric is silk georgette.
The pattern calls for finishing the sleeves with a facing. I am not part of the anti facing sewist group. When the facing pattern is drafted correctly and the sewing is accurate, facings are wonderful. For my silk georgette fabric, I felt a lightly interfaced facing was perfect for finishing the armholes on this blouse and maintaining the shape. I am mentioning this because some others have sewn this top, finished the armholes with a bias binding and then complained of the arm hole being too big. Perhaps the armhole was stretched out of shape when the binding was applied? The size of the armhole on my top was perfect.
|Vogue 9006 top with Vogue 9039 jacket|