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Friday, 7 November 2014

Burda Style 05/2013 - 103 twist top

Generally when I see fabric I have a vague idea what I want to do with it, even if it's only the type of garment.  However I also have a bit of a magpie tendency and will pick something up simply because it is pretty or unusual.  The places I shop for fabric here are cheap enough that taking a bit of a risk is not going to break the bank.  (Incidentally next time I go fabric shopping in the best place in HK - Sham Shui Po, I will document my favourite shops and do a post on it.  I'm also more than happy to meet and shop with anyone visiting, please just drop me a note!).

Anyway that was the case with this thin burnout jersey, once I got it home I wasn't sure how to use it, there is a lot of transparency and underlining would be tricky because it is so drapy.  Finally I decided to try this Burda top which is designed to be worn layered.  I will grow out of twist tops one of these days....



This is a very simple top to put together especially if you have made a twist style before.  I think it is a good use of this fabric but I must admit I am tempted to fuss with this top a lot when I am wearing it.  It's a very deep neckline which shifts around and the lower wrap layer has a tendency to hang down.  The best solution would be to add retainer straps at the shoulder seam to wrap around the straps of the camisole under layer to deal with the first problem and to just get used to the second!









20 comments:

Cindy Robertson said...

Your top is LOVELY> You are so lucky to be able to get such lovely fabric cheaply. I live in Ireland, and have to order online and it is very expensive.

Vicki said...

Shame it is a pain to wear cos it looks lovely.

Sigrid said...

Agree it's a lovely top, should remember it for next year (getting winter here).

wendy said...

this is really cute! love it in this print :)

Nancy K said...

It's really lovely on you. I don't think that I've seen this made up and it's a very nice design.

Sewalatte said...

Gorgeous!

Sabrina Dotson said...

Now that I "see" the top, I like it. Sometimes it hard for me to pictures some pattern but I like it.

Audrey said...

I can see why you bought this fabric with no plans. It is really unusual, with the burnout pattern in lilac and green (on my screen. I think the top looks wonderful.

T. Sedai said...

Cute! I made this top and was having similar fit oddness at first, but now I wear it all the time. Hopefully you will grow to like yours as well because it looks really good on you.

Marjorie said...

I have an almost identical piece of burn-out knit and I had the same dilemma as you until I saw this post. I will get out my Burda issue with this pattern and thank-you for the inspiration. I travel up to HK from Australia occasionally and would love to know where to fabric shop without having to go to Shenzen. Looking forward to your HK fabric shopping guide.

Katharine said...

Hi Allison, nice idea for this fabric. Sorry to hear that it creeps around during wear. It just hit me that this pattern would otherwise be flattering for the dreaded fourth trimester and nursing with a nursing camisole (we are expecting #3) but I won't want to hassle with a squirming baby and mobile shirt at the same time. Thanks for the warning.

Coco said...

What a pretty fabric - no wonder you picked it up! Thanks for the tips on how the pattern wears :-)

Jean said...

Great fabric for this style! Thank you for the tips re: wearing it - I can see how it could shift a bit. I've been wanting to make a twist-style top for a while now, and recall this pattern.

Debbie O' said...

This is beautiful. Thanks for blogging.

velosewer said...

I can also see why you bought this fabric. It has an edge to it.
Looks like the model is wearing a top underneath this top as well.
I'd be playing with this top a bit too but I'd still make it.
It's a lovely style.

velosewer said...

I can also see why you bought this fabric. It has an edge to it.
Looks like the model is wearing a top underneath this top as well.
I'd be playing with this top a bit too but I'd still make it.
It's a lovely style.

Sewingelle said...

That is great fabric. I would have bought it in a heartbeat too!
Great match of fabric and pattern too.

Andrea said...

This is a great top and I LOVE the fabric. I'm going to have to put this pattern on my list of things to make. Thank you for sharing.

Sue said...

Great match of fabric to pattern. I might have to look at that pattern.

asisewit said...

I don't think I will ever tire of twist tops. Yours is lovely. ~Teri