Confessions of a Sewing Novice recently made the above pattern. Prompting me to remember I had a copy of the original Burda magazine it appeared in. I recognised it as it was such an unusual shape, and I liked Sewing Novice's version so much I thought I would dig out the pattern. I traced it. Then I stopped laughing long enough to ask Mr HoffiCoffi to take this next photo.
That is the back pattern piece of this top! I am holding my metre ruler along the entire width. This was going to be interesting... The result?
Oooh look at this pretty picture of the Welsh countryside!
I am stalling... well, it's ohhh kay....
The thing is, I knew it wasn't going to be the most flattering thing I have ever worn. As a pear shape I know to avoid baggy tops as they just make me look humongous, but this top was such fun to make and so easy to wear. Do I really have to look nice as well?
I feel the old 'arms outstretched - look at how wide this top is' shot is obligatory in these circumstances. The neckline was a great fit using my upper bodice measurements, I just had to widen the bottom hem to accommodate my hip measurement. I know - on a pattern piece that big. Sigh. It does mean that the fit is as indicated on the model which I very much appreciate.
Anyway, I'll leave you with some more shots of our lovely family walk.