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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Burda Style 10/2012 - 119 Knit top

Oh my I didn't mean to go awol for quite such a long time, after my UK trip I got my usual season changeover loss of mojo plus we decided to move apartments and it is only when you have estate agents and clients trooping through all the time that you realise what a messy business sewing can be.

In addition my old camera died and while the new one is undoubtedly superior I am still learning how to get it to focus less on my face and more on my clothes.  Also the self timer function is annoying - my old camera would do 3 shots at 10 second intervals, this camera either does one at a time or 10 within about a second which I am sure is great for photos of hummingbirds etc, but I just get 10 lousy shots of me instead of 1!

Anyway excuses excuses blah blah blah, let's just get on with it shall we and see if the photos improve over time, bear with me....

First up Burda 10/2012 - 119 jersey crossover top.  I probably already have at least 1 pattern like this somewhere but it seems I like to torture myself tracing new ones.



I made this with an odd shaped offcut of brown zig zap printed jersey.  It's a little loud and, well, zig-zaggy, but I think with a brown jacket on the top this will make a great fall outfit.




There really is nothing to say about the construction other than I raised the neckline about 1 inch and made the sleeve hem smaller due to fabric shortage, it's very straightforward to put together and dare I say that the instructions are even quite good!





 Ah it feels good to be blogging again, I feel more inspired to sew already!


32 comments:

Judith said...

Welcome back! Glad you are refreshed and ready to go...oh, and love the top...

rachel said...

Great to see you back, I also need the inspiration!!! Great top, too. xx

Sølvi said...

Welcome back! That top looks wonderful for fall! :-)

Linda said...

Glad you got your mojo back & good to see you blogging again. Nice top

Bezdomna Wioletta z Szafy said...

It's fantastic design :)
You put it perfect! Tihs brown pieces on top looks like a collar... beautiful :))

Greatings from Poland :)

themateriallady said...

Good to see you back! I love your top -really pretty and probably very useful. I also have a very zigzaggy piece of fabric to make up but in purple. Time to get sewing?

becki-c said...

Those new cameras can be frustrating, but you got a great picture anyways.
Love the top, its perfect for fall and it looks so simple.

Lori said...

Gorgeous top to welcome us back to your blog. Love the print and style on you, great job.

Irene said...

Glad to see you back! The top looks wonderful.

Rachel said...

It is great to see you back. I love that top. You look so pretty!!

Victoria said...

Lovely top!!! I love the cool effect the zig zag has on the the crossover bodice!

Karin said...

Welcome back! The top looks great, I would never think of using a zigzag knit like that. It really works.

Kathi G said...

Great to have you back. Some great sewing blogers have dropped off the blog-o-sphere. I am glad your not one of them.
Love the top.

NewRibena said...

Missed you and glad to see you back in action again.

Victoria Callas said...

I join the train of people glad to see you back!

Candice said...

Lovely!

joen said...

Love the top! Perfect fall colors and very flattering. I too am glad you are back!

Erica B. said...

That's such a great casual look. Love the top!

T. Sedai said...

I love this shirt! It was on my list of things I want to sew, but now it is on my list of things I MUST sew! I love your fabric choice too - perfect colors for fall. I think it looks great as is, but it would look equally great under a brown jacket as it starts to get colder.

Merche Martinez said...

What a great top! It is simple and yet so elegant...gotta have one! Nice to have you back again

Kelly's Korner said...

Very nice top! I love your fabric choice!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

This is a very pretty top but I love your new camera because it makes you taller and thinner! :)

a little sewing said...

Oh yes, now that is PRETTY! And love that handbag.
The apartment! It is sooooo beautiful~ I remember it was featured in a magazine, wasn't it?
Best wishes for a moving process.

Catherine Daze said...

Glad you're back! I really like the way you placed the print at the neckline.

Sue said...

Love the top - it looks great on you!

theperfectnose said...

Yaay you're back! In a Missoniesque knit and a classy apartment (are you a spy? It's OK you don't have to say - I imagine you out in classy cocktail bars wearing your vogue designer dresses with a poker face on and all the chicks are like OMG how does she do it?) XD.
Lookin' good lady.

Vicki said...

It just seems the other day that you moved into your apartment! Time flies. I really like the top. The pattern looks really interesting. And nicely styled :)

velosewer said...

Welcome back. Nice to hear that you're back and looking stunning as always.
I hope the move is an easy one for you.

Goodbye Valentino said...

Moving would have set me back by months not weeks! I love your top and new red skirt and happy to see you back online!

senaSews said...

Glad you're back ... and with such a fantastic top. It's perfect for casual autumn days.

sheila said...

Love the top - so cute AND I have that Burda! YES!

66stitches said...

Hi, your top looks great. I've drafted a pattern like this - just wondering how it's all attached on the inside. Are both front pieces hemmed together as one? Do both side seams contain both front pieces? If so does it hang well? Thanks :-)