September's Burda Style was terrific. Some months there isn't anything that takes my fancy, and in other months, like this one, there are loads of things I can't wait to make. I tend to like minimalist and classic styles and there are quite a few here. I almost wish it was still winter.
This is my favourite and definitely on the list for next winter.
The fabric is a cream sandwashed silk charmeuse (a $15 remnant from Potter Textiles in Perth) which feels lovely on.
The instructions have an interesting way of sewing the bib (or 'Plastron' is the Burda name for it - a word I hadn't heard before). You put the 2 bib pieces right side together and on the wrong side sew from the neckline point down to the centre bottom.
Trying to get the bib section and facing to lay perfectly flat when sewn into the blouse was a bit of a trial but that was probably to do with my floppy fabric.
Progress so far. Not much to do, I just need to finish the sleeves and hem. Admittedly, it isn't very summery but I can always roll the sleeves up.