I sewed this top using the #106B pattern from BurdaStyle Magazine 6/2001. I can get here the Portuguese version, with a few months of delay. It's much cheaper to buy the magazine (R$ 10,90 = U$ 6,00) than get the patterns online at burdastyle.com. This top is available at the site, but only at version #106A and for U$ 5,40...
It's a very easy top to sew, though I had some problems to sew and finish the facings (novice problems...)... The pattern claims for a linen fabric, and I used a linen cotton blended fabric that I got online at YozoCraft.com (a very nice shop, by the way). Here is the result:
|By the magazine table of sizes, I'd be a 42 (bust measure), but the right size for me is 38. And it's still a bit loose.|
|I'll try to make it again, but with a less deep V neckline, this was was way too open for me...|
|It has a nice open hem at the sides.|
I really liked the pattern as it's very easy and fast to sew. It also gives me space to alter the neckline and maybe the hem. I'm also thinking about making the sides a little curved, so I take in account my pear body shape and accent the waist.