Sunday, November 20, 2016

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!

2 comments:

  1. This top pattern is bookmarked in my copy of Burda magazine too. Your top is really pretty. Love the fabric print.

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  2. Lovely top. Looks great with your shorts.

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