This has been completed since Sunday evening and I'm just now finding the time to get pictures in it. The February 2009 Burda magazine is one of my all time favorites, and this is the 4th design I've made from it with more to come. I pretty much copied Birgitte's alterations from her PR review and passed on the muslin. Hey, that's what the site is good for, right? The side zipper was left off and instead of a bias fabric band neckline I opted for my trusty bias tape finish. Oh, and my hem is several inches shorter then the magazine's (since I botched the trimming of it) but turned out to be the perfect length. This fun polyester shear (shear or sheer? I never know) was bought from Hancock's last summer. Yellow is one of my favorite colors so I had to have some.
So, tell me honestly, does this top make me look pregnant?
Oh wait, I am pregnant. Surprise!!! With a girl! I'm due at the end of the summer and am about half way through. Yes, the end of the summer. The HOT TEXAS summer. I think I'll plant my bottom in the baby pool and just live there the whole time. So, now you know, and I can stop worrying about when I am going to tell all you people.
Here is a close-up of the neckline. I love the loop and small button closures of this design. With its empire waistline and front pleat, I thought this top would be wearable for at least a month or two. The only thing I forgot about was the other parts that also get bigger during pregnancy. These buttons do button but there isn't a bit of ease left over. No matter, I made this to wear when I'm my normal size.
And here you can see the bias tape finished neckline.
I'm currently working on a cute yellow linen jacket and might have that completed this weekend. Now I must go help my patient husband bathe our grubby boys before he starts giving my exasperating sighs.