Don't you think I'd better stop patting myself on the back before I wrench my shoulder or something? But really, is this too cute or what?
No matter how cute this tunic is, though, right now I'm seriously doubting that Burda World of Fashion and I are going to be able to maintain a long-term relationship. I mean, if you can't communicate, what kind of a future can you have together? This little top, #140, from the April, 2008, issue has two pattern pieces plus ties and no closures and I struggled to put it together. You can read about my troubles in my review if you're interested.
A few details.
The completed top.
Some more hemstitching. I wanted a more subtle look on this top than on this dress. I still used the wing needle and embroidery thread on top, but rather than embroidery bobbin thread I used regular machine sewing thread in the bobbin so that the holes made by the wing needle would be more filled in.
ETA: Thanks to a comment made by Debbie Cook on my review, I figured out how the pattern was actually supposed to go together. My review has been edited to reflect that. Thanks, Debbie!