|Burda 7031 View C|
|Francis jacket pattern by C'est Dimanche, also in my pattern stash|
|I made view C|
I bought Burda 7031 late last winter, after seeing a soloist at church wearing an adorable lined lace top. The shape was similar to this one, so I optimistically added it to my pattern stash.
I pulled the pattern out and studied the navy blue fabric in View C. It reminded me of the weight of this bonded sweater lace.
|Closeup of the fabric, you can see the white fluffy parts are where the lace is bonded to the sweater knit.|
And even though it's a touch big I love it! Seriously, I love it. I have no idea why.
I went upstairs to take pictures with my taupe trousers and they're missing. So for these photos I've paired it with my wash and wear pleather skirt from QVC, another favorite purchase of mine this fall.
|I never style my photos! The GOMI people scare me. But I think this time it will be ok.|
Back to the pattern. Let's talk about the wonky "collar." Yes, they do call this a collar. Do you know those crazy kids at Burda actually suggest that you can add batting to the collar piece if you want it to have more body?? BATTING. I chose not to do that, it stands up plenty on its own.
I sewed most of the seams on my machine and pressed them open. At first I was treating this fabric delicately, but by the end I was pressing the hell out it with full steam and I couldn't tell a difference at all. That's nice, I don't have a "delicate" lifestyle.
|I wanted you to see how the sleeves bell out just a little bit at the end. So. Much. Fun.|
All in all, I'm super happy with this top! I will wear this quite a bit for work, especially if I can track down those taupe trousers. I have to call the dry cleaners, I have a feeling they never made it home.