|Burda 02/2011 - 102|
Yes, it is true. I thought I had come to terms with my bust. But, apparently not. On Sunday afternoon, when I finished basting this top together to test the fit I realized that it was too big - at least by one size, if not two. Seriously, I need to NOT use my full bust measurement when it comes to choosing a pattern size. Ever. I'm always so worried about making things too small, that I chronically make them too big.
Anyway, after some strategic pinning and marking, I sewed the top up quite a bit smaller. And it fits pretty well except for being a little bigger than I would like at the neckline. Oh, and I am tremendously glad I lengthened by 2 inches at the waist and left an inch at the hem (I only used 1/2 inch for the hem), because I absolutely needed that length for this not to be a tummy top.
Other than my own mistake and the short length, I think this is a really great pattern. I will definitely be making it again soon, but in a smaller size. And I will probably make it a wee bit longer.