Saturday, October 16, 2010

October 16

Last month I mentioned a secret project that I had been working on, and today I'm excited to share it with you!

A few months ago, BurdaStyle invited me to participate in a contest in which we were asked to create an outfit using a burda style magazine pattern and Westminster's Liberty Art Fabric. I accepted the invitation straight away and started looking through all the possible patterns and fabric prints. After narrowing down the choices, I decided on burda style magazine's tunic shirt with long sleeves and a fabric print called parasols in blue. I was tempted by the pretty Liberty floral, but I decided on the parasol print because it has such nice geometric shapes, plus there are little hearts flying around!

I worked really carefully with the tunic pattern, ironing like a madwoman and taking extra care with all of the pleats across the front. My practice tunic was too baggy, so I made the pattern smaller for my final project and the fit turned out great. I used leftover fabric to make a tie for the waist that goes through side loops. The tie wasn't part of the original pattern, but I think it adds a nice shape to the tunic. It looks good and is comfortable tied in the front or the back.

I'm very proud of my work and pleased with the tunic that I created, and I hope you guys like it too!

BurdaStyle will announce the Westminster contest on Monday, so please keep that in mind and go check it out!


  1. I hope you win! I think this might be my favorite thing you've made. looks comfortable and looks good on you. Goodluck!

  2. It looks great!!
    Looking forward to Monday/Burdastyle!!

  3. This is so lovely ! I love the pleats on the front and you chose a wonderful fabric too.

  4. just come via burdastyle - that is a lovely tunic! I really love the fabric you've used and the tuniv looks so well-made.