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October 31st, 2007 at 10:21 pm

Pattern Review: Burda: 8110 (Beach Coordinates) – Type:Top

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Pattern: Burda: 8110 (Beach Coordinates)

Pattern Description:
A fun halter top in a retro style.

From the website: This comeback from the 1950s will be great for your beach holiday! Halter-neck dress A is buttoned up the front. Top B comes in the same cut but is adorned with white piping. Skimpy shorts C complete the trio. The skirt is practical for wrapping over a bikini or bathing/swim suit.

Pattern Sizing:
Bust size 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48.

I started with a size 48 for the top. I’m not sure what I was thinking because usually I use a 44 and occasionally I use a 46. I had my husband help me tissue fit, and he added to the center back as well as trying to help me with the princess seam full bust alteration (FBA). At that point, I thought I had had done the right thing, but when I sewed up the toile, I had to take inches out of the back and the FBA. The straps came out too far to the sides for comfort; I’m not sure if that is a product of the FBA alone or the FBA and choosing too big a size.

Fitted pattern pieces all sewn together.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
I think it did. I added the skirt to my top, but I made it shorter than the skirt.

Were the instructions easy to follow?
They were fine.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
LIKE: the style

Fabric Used:
An orange cotton. You don’t need very much.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
I did the FBA and shortened the skirt. I placed the button & buttonholes where I thought they should go according to my full bust and the number of buttons that I had. Instead of having the straps tie behind my head, I sewed them together.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would like to make it again. I wore this summer and got lots of compliments.

Conclusion
A really fun top.

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