Category Archives: Burda 8053

Tank Complete!

After spending the day painting at my mom’s, I came home and finished the Burda 8053 top. The picture is a bit funky. I tend to lean on one foot more than the other while I’m waiting for pictures to be taken and so it skews the whole photo.

Anyway, I like this style, the whole crossover, shirred look. The only thing that didn’t work for me was the hem. The sides of this top seem to flare at the sides. I think this is a combination of shirring and that this top is double faced in the front (it has both a full right panel and full left panel) and so they are not completely even at the hem (maybe the front panel is pulled over to far under from the inner panel?). Maybe it will relax a bit after a washing.

So even though the skirt didn’t work out, this top goes really well with the tired skirt I just made. No pair this up with a cropped jean jacket and I’d be set!

Project Details:

Burda 8053 (Views D & B)

Tops: RPL (clearenced) from Joann’s

Sheer poly from Joann’s (also clearance)

Materials & Cost:


Well, yesterday’s horrible cutting of Burda 8053 overskirt has led into some major problems. Namely, the right front side of the skirt is noticably shorter than the left. I’m putting this aside for now, but undoubtably this will wind up in the trash. I’m going to start on the top and see how that goes, let’s hope better.

Burda Coordinate

When I first saw the 2006 SpringSummer preview for Burda, this pattern immediately caught my eye. I maganged to spot some nice ‘silky print’ on clearence at Joann’s for the skirt and some pink and black rayonpolylyca blends for the top(s). As much as I like all my fabrics, I hate working with stretch fabrics. I’m just not great at them. I’m hoping this project won’t become a wadder.