Can You See Me?



I swear, I wasn’t going for a camouflage look. I hope it doesn’t come across that way.

This is Burda 7798, view B.


1. In lieu of making a 10 to fit my shoulders and then doing a FBA, I made a size 16 and then sewed two of the darts 3/8″ deeper.

2. I cut the length by at least 5 inches.

3. I installed an invisible zipper in the side instead of center back. It turns out the top is large enough to slip over my head without even wiggling. I may go back and take some in at center front and back. Or I might go back in and scavenge the zipper. Probably I’ll leave it as is.


I did not enjoy this fabric. It is polyester, and as such did not press well, so the seams all look rounded to me. I may go back and do some topstitching to flatten them. The armholes feel tight; the back seems tight when I reach forward. I seems plenty big, so I think it’s an armscye/sleeve issue.


The neckline is a bit wide, so I feel like my brastraps are going to show, which will make me fuss with it when I wear it. I hate fussing with clothes.

I love the sleeves.


And when I came downstairs to show it off, Husband looked up and said, “What is this? I *like* it.” He is not one to pour on the compliments, so I’ll take it.


3 responses »

  1. When you finally succeed in your hunt for The Perfect Bra you’ll be happy your straps are showing. So, there’s one less alteration you need to think about!

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