Burdastyle Painterly Knit Top
I am a great one for buying Burdastyle magazines and putting Post It notes all through it with styles I want to make and then my plans just never come to fruition. Before my trip to Australia, I decided to draft up Burdastyle 05/2016 115 and try it out in some a small piece of lovely drapey knit viscose that I really wasn't sure what to do with. This stuff is quite slippery and very drapey so I was relatively confident that the two were made for each other. I drafted up a size 38 which is my usual Burdastyle size and graded out to 40 in the hips. A few reviews of this top expressed concern about the sleeves not sitting nicely and requiring some extra stitching on the shoulders for it to sit correctly. I was fully prepared to do this and actually stitched the shoulders down about 10cm below the neck band. The armhole openings, neckband and hem were all finished with a twin needle.
I really love this top. It provides good sun coverage but is lovely and airy to wear. It will get lots of wear over the summer. Will I make it again? Probably, when I find just the right piece of fabric!