Tuesday, November 25, 2008

BWOF 11-2008-103B - Brown print knit top

Well, I finally finished it! When did I start this knit shirt, 2 weeks ago?! I am intimidated by Burda World of Fashion no more. They seem to be putting at least one fashionable knit top in each magazine these days. I need knit tops, so that makes me happy.

They do like low necklines, though, so I'm sporting a cami. I used another busy print. At first I thought I'd made a mistake, but now I really like it. I paid special attention while cutting this out that one of those bulls-eyes did not end up in a bad location.

Here's the back:
I changed up the inside construction a bit. I doubled the front top pieces to create a lining instead of the self facing the instructions call for, and slip-stitched it under the bust and at the shoulder seams. The front neck was stabilized with a single layer of bias tape so it didn't stretch and gap there. I think this must have cinched it up a little, since my top doesn't look as low as the one on the model.

Bias tape was used at the back neckline and to cover the arm seams. Here you can also see where the top front "lining" was slip-stitched to the shoulder.

I used french seams at the sides and arms:

Here's the magazine picture. The one with long sleeves doesn't show the details, so I'm posting the short sleeve view.

Okay, I've really got to make some jackets and coats now. Hopefully I'll soon be able to return to regular sewing. Have a happy Thanksgiving, y'all!

18 comments:

  1. Cute! I was thinking of making this one too.

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  2. I ordered two of their magazines from Sew Baby last week. This is my first time getting Burda and that top was on my eye. Yours looks great.

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  3. Gorgeous! I love the print, it looks really nice in that style. I've made this one too, and it's a wonderful pattern, although I wear mine over a cami as well. ;-)

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  4. Very nice top and fit. I've been on a knit top roll and might order that issue of Burda too.

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  5. Cute! You look great and your sewing is first rate.

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  6. Oooh, I love that fabric!! Where did you get it?

    I have this issue of BWOF too (and just renewed my subscription for next year, after which I'll have 80+ issues!) and this top was one that stuck out for me too. I SOOOOO can't wait until June when I can do machine sewing again! Thanks for letting me live vicariously through you.

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  7. I love it! It doesn't look too low on you at all and I really like the finishes you did on the inside, it looks really good.

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  8. Very cute! Doesn't Burda open up a whole new world! Love the fabric too.

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  9. LOL that you "finally" finished something started only two weeks ago. I have garments started in February I haven't finished yet. Hoping to cross a bunch of UFOs off the list before the end of the year: wanna come over and do them for me?

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  10. Great top, Amanda! Love the fabric and as usual, your finishing details are top notch!

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  11. You always make the CUTEST things! I loved this top in the mag but was afraid of the low-cuttyness. Yours looks great though...I may have to trace it off.

    on the aprons...what if you line them with a coordinating print or even just white muslin? You could bind the edges with a fun print, or if you're doing a ruffle or something, what about just basting the 2 layers together at the edge & treating them as one fabric? I'll think some more on it! :D You can email me: jemimabean at gmail dot com

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  12. Amanda, I found your blog today after looking up review on PR for Burda 11-2008-103 (I plan to make that soon) and WOW, you have made some of the most gorgeous outfits/dresses/tops etc etc I have seen in blogdom :) Yes I have read from the beginning and now can't wait for you to make something new! Thanks for sharing :)) ps. love all the shoes~

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  13. Looks Great! Good idea watching out for the bullseye...

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  14. Adorable top! you look fantastic.

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  15. It'a a gorgeous looking top and I love the fabric!! Flawless as always!

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  16. What a cute top! Now it´s on my sewing list too.

    Best wishes,
    Nina

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