When my February issue of BurdaStyle magazine came through the postbox, I eagerly tore it open. It was brimming with patterns I liked and felt I could make. The only problem was choosing which one to start with. Here are some of the ones I liked.
I settled on this simple high low top.
I made in in a beige/ivory T-shirt weight jersey and a poly viscose. Both were stash items and I can’t even remember where I bought them. It was very fast to make. If I hadn’t used a twin needle it would have taken less than an hour to whip up from cutting.
We have had rather poor weather of late; most weekends have been dull and grey…not great light for pictures at all. Still at least the colour of the back is quite true to its vibrancy in the pictures so I was happy about that.
This is a really easy top to sew as long as you take into account 2 considerations.
- Your fabric has to have flow and some drape to it otherwise it doesn’t work. The front is in a lightweight jersey – really quite fine. The back is a poly viscose. Dont you just love polka dots? Against a sunny gold yellow colour? This top cheers me up so much 🙂
- The sleeves are quite narrow – if I had a little bit more flesh there it would restrict movement.
The instructions were actually quite good for this. Although they do ask that you set in the sleeve (No Burda, I will not set in the sleeve on a thin drapey jersey fabric. I will do no such thing). So I did them in the flat and it worked out OK. I finished the seams on my overlocker. The hem is another twin needle success. Yes I know there is tunneling but its a feature I was totally going for! :-).
Verdict: Yet another hit for me with BurdaStyle. Sizing in spot on. I like this top – so much I have already cut out another one using my Yorkshire Spoolette fabric haul.
In other news I just found out about a Burda Challenge 2016 group on PatternReview (link here) and I have joined up. It seems like it will be fun. Last year when I did the Burda Challenge I only managed 4 months. This year I want to do better and I like the interactive element of the PR forum board. So fingers crossed.
Thanks for stopping by and until next time