Another stash blasting project, using a fabric I bought in 2011 and a Burdastyle pattern from issue 2/2005. Seriously folks don’t throw out your old Burdastyle magazines! (I have been guilty of this too, but no more). Admittedly I don’t currently make anything from my 80’s and early 90’s pattern magazines. But alas that time will come too I’m sure. In fact when I linked to my post about the old magazines, I was thinking; “hey that stuff don’t look bad at all!”
Okay, so over to the shirt that I made. It has lot of nice details, like a bias cut yoke, puff sleeves and snap-on buttons. The fabric is a cotton seersucker shirting that is pretty similar to the original Burda magazine style. In fact the only design change I did was omitting the piping that runs along the yoke, because sometimes I just don’t want the extra hassle.
It is unusual that I follow the original design as close as I did this time . The magazine version does look pretty snug. In reality the fit is a bit looser, but definitely formfitting, with darts, shaped side seams and a shaped back seam (love that, I always get a sack in the back otherwise). Also the puff sleeves are considerably bigger than the photo suggests.
The curved back seam is there, but it is almost impossible to see,
And a close up of the puff sleeves. My wardrobe is full of puff sleeves, maybe I am overdoing it? Or maybe we can just call it my signature style ;). Read my review over at Patternreview,