Burda Style In White

It has been a strange old week.  It began with my son turning 15, yay and ended with my husbands brand new car in the panel shop for 7 weeks with thousands of dollars worth of damage...grrr!  So, when I got home from work this afternoon in the pouring rain, instead of sewing, I thought stuff it and sat down with a glass of wine!  Just kidding!  I wanted to sit down with a glass of wine, but it is a little early in the day for that!  I thought I would upload some sunnier pictures onto my little blog here.  Actually I am procrastinating!  I should be taping together a Lekala pattern for a sewalong, but more on that in another post!

I have seen a lot of loose fitting simple woven tops on the streets this summer and have been searching for a suitable pattern ever since. Since making this top I have found out that Sewaholic are releasing exactly what I was after in April.  Sadly, that will be too late for this summer but will be in my shopping cart none the less!   This sort of top, I knew would become a 'go to' in my wardrobe and I really need more of this type of clothing.  Burda 4/2013 view 106 looked promising, although I wouldn't say I am completely confident with Burda patterns.  I have to date had equal hits and misses with Burda.  Just to be certain, I used a fabric I had no emotional connection with, if you know what I mean!  This fabric may well have originated in the curtain department of the fabric store and came to me as part of a mystery bundle.

I cut a size 38 and chose not to face the neck and arm openings because I didn't want the facings visible or to flip out during wear.  Instead, using my trusty binding tool, I made some binding uing a cotton flannel remnant in white.  

I am pretty happy with the fit but haven't worn it yet because I think it really needs a plain white tank to wear underneath.

These photos were taken a couple of weeks ago on a camping trip at Ashley Gorge.


  1. Sorry to hear about the car! Love the top.

    1. Thank you! Actually, I was pleasantly surprised by this pattern.

  2. It looks great. I am really loving these types of tops too right now.

    Shame about the car - 7 weeks? That is a pain.

    1. Thank you! These tops are everywhere, but unfortunately the patterns are thin on the ground.


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