Truly Madly Deeply Burda 02/2016 #103 Top

Hello everyone,

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 would love to make this in bright jewel tone colours.
The dress has potential.
I am attracted to the high waited trousers.
The top has some nice design lines

I settled on this simple high low top.

Burda 02/1016 #103

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.

Burda 103 Top
I like how it billows in the breeze.
Burda Top 103 1
Incredibly comfortable allowing a lot of movement
Burda Top 103 a
BurdaSTyle 02/2016 #103 Top
Burda Top 103
Just love that drapey cheerful fabric 🙂
Burda top pleat detail
There is a pleat on the neckline – a nice feature of the pattern
Burda top twin needle hem
Indulge me and check out that twin needle action!!!!
Burda top
Could I be an happier with this?

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

Happy Sewing!




17 thoughts on “Truly Madly Deeply Burda 02/2016 #103 Top

  1. I’m really happy to see this because I’ve been wanting to make this top. Your pictures are so much better than the view shown in the magazine. This is a very sunny, happy top!

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    1. Thank you! I noticed the top on the line drawings and was like ‘where is this top I havent seen it.’ Flipping back looking for it I was surprised to see they hadnt really emphasized the back which is a shame cause its a good’un.😃


  2. Really great! I saw this and wondered about it….I’m going to give it a shot. And thanks for the heads up about the Burda Challenge group on Pattern Review. Just might have to join up!

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    1. I am quite enjoying the group so far. There are lovely discussions on there. Looking forward to your makes and hopefully see you on the PR group. If you do join there is a topic traker which you can use – I did not know this until the other day and its saved me clicking through everything to get to the forum I want.

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  3. This looks great! Bright colors always cheer me up, too. Way to go on the twin needle. I still haven’t managed to figure it out on my machine.


  4. Yes, you surely do bring your own sunshine… and not just when you’re wearing yellow!
    Lovely make for you, and that double needle work is gawjus!!
    Don’t ever see the Burdas you get across the pond over on this side… but enjoy seeing everyone’s choices.
    Good luck with this year’s challenge! 💕


  5. These colours look fab on you! I just stopped by to see your colour blocked top and realised i’d missed this one. You’re spoilt for choice as to what to wear! 🙂


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