The styling in the magazine gives the impression this is supposed to be worn over another top and this would explain why the armhole is drafted so low. I just sewed up the side seam a few inches. This photo shows the alteration although it's a bit confusing because it's on it's side (I rotated it in iphoto, but blogger isn't ready to pick up that version yet, don't ask me why!). The stitching line is the original, to the right is the armhole and the pins mark my new stitching.
You already saw me wearing this top with the pencil skirt from my last post, but here it is a bit closer.
Brilliant to use an Xlarge top to remake into your own size, and from a different pattern - very clever (and looks great on you)...JReplyDelete
I like this top. Nice style and looks good with the skirt. And you can't beat $2 for the fabric!ReplyDelete
I don't even remember that pattern from the magazine. It's a really nice top; so many of the Burda ones are a bit sack-like but this has shape despite being so simple.ReplyDelete
you look good! it's a great idea to use an xlarge top and create your size!:)) i like this shirtReplyDelete
Nice top - I was eyeing that for a quickie in the Burda mag, but gosh those armholes were low! You've remedied that well. Looks great on you.ReplyDelete
Lovely. Your wardrobe and sewing skills are so inspiring! SueReplyDelete
Love the shaping of the shoulder and sleeve. And that fabric was quite a find.ReplyDelete
Great top - your fabric looks to have a lovely drape, and your new improved sleeves look better than the originals!ReplyDelete
That top looks really great. I love the color. I was also looking at thit pattern in the BurdaStyle magazine thinking it might become a great top for the gym. Over an exercice bra those low armhole might work well.ReplyDelete
Stunning, Allison. You're absolutely right, it has great shape. The cut-on sleeves are so feminine! Here I thought high armholes are the key to looking slimmer. No more, you look fab! This is Katharine in case my husband's account is signed in :)ReplyDelete