Of course, my biggest concern was that the garment would scream "home made." I don't mind telling you it's home-made, but I don't need it to look home-made!! Anyway, I managed to make it work and I'm pleased with the outcome.
Conversation with my son:
Me: Buddy, I need you to take the pics of my outfit
Son: Which one?
Me: The one I wore Sunday...
Son: Oh...you mean the one with the blouse that looked like it was exploding! And the color of that skirt made my head hurt!
Me: Er...uhh...then, you were looking at it way too long, son, way too long....
I am pleased with the Burda 7576 top, too; however, next time I will use a knit and lengthen it a bit (I may also need cut it a size larger--it's clearly cut for a B-cup). It's a nice pattern to have the on hand. I had the tags made in the mid-90s. I've begun using them again in my finished garments.
|I haven't made belt loops since high school. |
I'm glad I added them.
|My attempt at making the belt; turning the point was rough. In the end,|
I couldn't find the right sized buckle, so I opted out of it.