Not being a real Burda user, I felt comfortable making a muslin first. I choose this yukky fabric that made into my cart before you know who closed. The color is very pretty, but the quality of the fabric - not so much.
I do like the top, and plan on making another in better quality fabric soon with a few changes:
- Reducing the size more in the neck, shoulder and bust area even more
- Using an alternative method of finishing the neckline. The pattern uses a self binding that wants to flip out even after being top-stitched down. I think I can finish the neckline by eliminating the self binding altogether by simply serging first and turning down twice before top-stitching.
- The flounce is left unfinished which I know is best, but will take getting use to for me.
- Now let me get real adventurous (with my pattern designing self) and say that I think the top would benefit from having a center back seam that curves in at the waistline for a better fit.
So one down - and eight more patterns to go...