New Look Burdastyle Mash Up
While I was Christmas shopping at the mall, I got a little distracted at Country Road. The object of my distraction is this top:
I went straight home and dug through my stash to find a piece of white linen and some black rayon knit.
My plan was to use the top of Burdastyle #109 04/2013 and join it to the lower section of New Look 6871. The top half was to be in linen and the lower part in the knit. I then proceeded to draw out my bodice using a Frixion pen and ruled horizontal lines where my embroidery was to be. This is the first time I have really used the embroidery stitches on my Juki sewing machine. I didn't bother with embroidery thread, just using regular black thread. After I had completed all of my rows of embroidery, I cut out my bodice and then ironed the pieces which erased all of my pen lines.
I cut a facing for the neckline out of more of the linen and made a loop closure from a piece of poplin. The button was from my stash. I used a knit binding to bind the armholes then finished the hem with a twin needle.
My finished top is actually quite different from the inspiration top but the embroidered bodice was what drew me to it in the first place. I am really pleased with the way this turned out. The black rayon knit is really quite drapey and hangs nicely when worn.
Would I make this style again? Yup definitely in one form or another. This is the third time I have used New Look 6871 and all three versions are very different so I certainly wouldn't rule out a fourth.