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Here's the review of  "I Love My Garden Top" an experience with Burda Style Pattern.


Fabric: Floral Voile (Approx 1 yard x $6)

Pattern: Burda Style Magazine $7.90/53 patterns = 0.14 per pattern

Year: 2011

Style #: 122 B

Time to complete: 2 hours

First worn: February 2012

Wear again? Yes.

Total Cost: ~$6.14

What can I say, this was a successful project. I’ve had problems in the past completing Burda Style patterns. It could be that I’m getting the hang of understanding their instructions or I’m just getting better at sewing. Whatever the reason I’m really happy with the results.

With all burda patterns, coping, drafting, tracing, however you want to call it, it’s a pain and I wish they would insert a workaround. Since that won’t be in the near future, I’ve decided to suck it up and get with the program.

This is a fantastic little blouse and I would make her again, but I would take the neckline up a bit. I don’t really have much to fill the upper department with and it’s a tad too revealing for me :). Also if your not familiar with sewing unique details, the twist in the shoulders may confuse you (only for a moment though).

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Comment by Renata on February 15, 2012 at 11:27pm

Workaround :- It's a bypass of a recognized problem. Hope this helps Karen!

Comment by Bonny on February 15, 2012 at 5:11pm

Looks perfect!  Great top

Comment by Karen on February 15, 2012 at 3:15pm


  The top looks great and the fabric is very pretty but like you I would want a slightly higher neckline.  We Brits are known for being pear shaped! There is a saying the UK and US are 2 countries divided by a common language.  What does a 'workaround' mean?

Comment by michelle on February 15, 2012 at 12:32pm

looks great

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