Not long after Burdastyle 101 Tee was finished, I turned the page of the magazine and there was this Burdastyle 106 Tunic resplendent in a turquoise cotton print uncannily similar to a turquoise cotton/silk print I already had in my stash:

So what else is a girl to do?!

My fabric is circa 2015 from The Fabric Store, and it is a beautiful quality cotton/silk. Very lightweight but not sheer, and a dream to cut and sew. Buy this stuff if you ever see it! It makes amazing lightweight summer dresses too.

The pattern is very much a classic tunic shape – raglan armhole, gathered neckline with tie and split, and gathered cuffs with ties. You can see the ease well in the photo below. I don’t think I really suit this oversize shape, but I can definitely see myself wearing it as a beach cover up.

There is one thing I would change if I was to make this again. The sleeve is hemmed to form a casing that the tie runs through, and it is a little annoying to wear as you cannot push the sleeves up, something you often want to do with a long full sleeve. I have tried doing the dishes in this top!! Practical me would settle for some elastic in the casing, and maybe a fake tie instead.

Other than that, this top comes together sooo quickly (aided by the dream fabric), and I’m sure I’ll appreciate it’s comfort come summer!

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4 thoughts on “BURDASTYLE 07/2019 TUNIC

  1. That’s really pretty. earlier this year I made a similar top from Burda mag. and while I like it the oversize nature of it just doesn’t feel like me – so I know what you mean.

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  2. I’m a big fan of Burda but their sizes are quite big. Perhaps not the most flattering garment I’ve seen you make/wear, though pretty fabric. Which size did you choose?


    1. I chose size 38 which is my bust size exactly. I would say the size is fine as it is designed to be oversize. The sleeves are quite long (but I was expecting them to be bracelet length) and my arms are quite long.

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