In the nick of time I finished the Burda peasant top for Anja’s end of school celebration. So let’s take a look at the end result.
The fabric is a soft rayon (viscose) with a blue Inca inspired print and is from Stoff & Stil (you’ll find it here). It was a perfect choice for this top since it is supple with a nice drape and goes very well with gathers.
The pattern I used is an out of print paper pattern from Burda nr 85 17. The top is meant to be worn at the edge of the shoulder, but Anja like her more pulled down. I used the crop top version, but made it about 10 cm (4 inches) longer since the original version ended just under the bust and she wanted it longer.
I used elastic thread smocking for the waist instead of the casing that was in the original pattern, to create a wider and less rigid waist. Stay tuned for a tutorial on how I do in a very quick and easy manner.
For the shoulder and sleeves I used narrow elastic in casings. I left some wiggle room in sleeves since elastic that sits tight around the arms are not a very fun feeling
So that was the end result. She was very happy with how the top turned out, though perhaps she would have preferred an even longer bodice with a wider elastic smock, but since I was unable to fit in on her until the day before the celebration, it was a case of making it work 🙂