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April 5th, 2016 at 10:54 am

Another Burda 7219

in: Sewing
Burda 7219 and finished tuffet
Me in Burda 7219 showing off my finished tuffet.

I had some 100% cotton pique. It’s a lovely fabric, soft, and the pique weave hides wrinkles. Sadly, I did not buy very much of it and did not have enough to make a TnT top, Burda 7219. In the image to the left, you can see how I filled in the top with some pink pique. I did not have enough of the watercolor floral fabric to do the facings, the undercollar, or even the entire bodice. After consulting with my sewing friends, I decided to make a yoke on the back.

Not enough fabric

The decision for the facings came next.
What to use for the facing?

I had 3 fabrics to choose from. I could have used the same fabric as the bodice (far right on the image above) if I pieced on something to it to make it long enough. I thought about using the pink (middle in the image above) here, too, but I was concerned about show through and about the pink peeking out. If I could have made a faux piping with the facing, I would have done that, but the neckline has a corner, and yes, I could have gone with bias strips and done that, but I decided to stick with the facing. That left the white fabric with embroidered flowers (left in the image above). I was already using that fabric for the back facing. I decided to go with the white pique with the embroidered flowers. You can see the facing peeking out in the upper left image; I think the white is very blah, neutral and that the pink would have shouted, so I’m very happy with my choice.
Bias Binding finish on an armhole

The armholes are finished with bias binding. I had to piece the binding, but i’ve made a lot of bias binding. I recommend it. It is very forgiving and makes a nice clean finish.
Burda 7219

I really like Burda 7219 which is long out of print. I also really like that cotton pique, also no longer available. This shirt gets a lot of wear from me.

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