This is an out of print Burda envelope pattern that I had to hunt down on an old “print it at home site” but I’m glad I went to the effort! I made something to wear! And, as fate would have it, Burda was having a party last Thursday night so I had a great Burda top for the Burda party.
If it weren’t so hard to track down, I would highly recommend the pattern. It was easy to put together and would have been a weekend project if I hadn’t decided to change the neck from a boat shape to a V shape, a decision that sent me into a dark spiral of bad math, seam-ripping and tears.
The material is a yummy chocolate Vera Wang jersey that I bought on sale from Fabricmart.com FOUR YEARS AGO for a dollar a yard. Note to self: Yeah for a big fabric stash!
I made the skirt, too. Two years ago for a Valentine’s Day date. The shirt I made to go with it was a fail. Worn once and never again. But the skirt lives on!
Sadly, my posing techniques are in need of some improvement. Here, Jonah shows me the way: