Spring 2013 6PAC 4th Item- Sewaholic Alma Top

Moving swiftly on from the failed jacket, I made up a cotton voile Sewaholic Alma in two afternoons.

Burda 7447 trousers and Sewaholic Alma top

Much better, a pattern that obeys me. I made view B with elbow length sleeves and collar. I made a self fabric collar not a contrast, as I didn’t have any contrast fabric and anyway it looks fine the way it is. The fabric is an Anna Maria Horner cotton voile and feels wonderful. I have made the long sleeve version previously and found I can get it over my head without undoing the zip, so I didn’t  bother with putting one in. That made making it much simpler.

Sewaholic Alma  collar

I decided to change the facings for a bias binding, and got an excellent result. I used the method that Burdastyle recommended for a blouse in last years issue. ( Comprehensible instructions that time). Cut a bias strip 4cm wide and as long as the neckline  (plus a little overlap). Press in half lengthways. Pin to the neckline on top of the collar piece and stitch. I pressed a fold over at the beginning of the strip and then when I got back to it I sewed the end inside. Press and then fold the strip over the raw edge. Sew it down and you have a very neat finish.

Burda 7447 trousers and Sewaholic Alma top back view

I’m going to enjoy wearing this just as soon as I can do so without courting hypothermia!  Also, I really would like better light for photos.

About starryfishathome

I'm early retired, living in a village and love to sew, knit, make needlepoint cushions, and nurture my cactus collection. Since I came back to making my own clothes, I've learned so much from other sewists blogs, I thought I should start my own.
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2 Responses to Spring 2013 6PAC 4th Item- Sewaholic Alma Top

  1. sewbusylizzy says:

    I love this blouse patterns it’s one of my favourites. Every blouse is a nice blouse! Great job.

  2. SewingElle says:

    Very nice. I particularly like the fabric

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