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Thursday, 12 March 2015

BurdaStyle 04/2013 - 106 Orchid Print Top

This top is all about the fabric, a large scale orchid print on a remnant of silk satin that has been in my stash for the last year while I decided what to do with it.  I wanted something with few seam lines to preserve as much of the print as possible, but still something with a bit of interest.



I eventually picked 04/2013 - 106, a very basic top with extended shoulders and pleats on the front neckline.  There is also a dress version, #108.  It's quite boxy and has no fastenings.  I added a bit of shaping at the waist, making sure I could still fit it over my head easily.



I really like how this turned out although how much of that is down to the fabric that I love will be seen when I attempt another version.  It's easy to make, will be a good alternative to a t shirt in the summer and works well under jackets.














24 comments:

Amanda S. said...

Beautiful! Perfect pairing of fabric and pattern.

Aline said...

That is lovely! The print is beautiful indeed, but I do like the pattern very much as well.

Begüm Şen said...

It's very pretty!

Susan said...

I love it!

Vicki said...

A great little top!

Dilliander said...

Perfect use of the print and it looks great with the plain black pants. A lovely top.

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

You picked the perfect fabric to make this pattern sing! Love this top on you!

Sabrina Dotson said...

Oh, I like that! That fabric is PERFECT!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous fabric and it really makes this pattern perfect, enjoy wearing it.

MaciNic said...

Lovely fabric and pattern pairing, it does have that 'bit of interest', nice work ;)

Patricia said...

Great top! I love how the pattern shows off the large-scale orchid print.

T. Sedai said...

Pretty! It is a perfect use for that fabric.

Kristy Chan said...

Lovely! I've been looking at this pattern wondering if it would be shapeless sack but with a pretty neckline, but I think yours has turned out great.

Maureen Cooksley said...

What a lovely fabric and just the right pattern to show-case it. You have done a beautiful job too.

Roberta said...

Very nice! I really like it and it looks great on you!

velosewer said...

Wow. Great choice. It looks really high end!

fabric epiphanies said...

This is lovely! I have made this bit curving the side seams is a stroke of genius. You have inspired me to make it again!

Agnieszka M, said...

Fantastyczny jest Twój blog. Szyjesz przepiękne sukienki, bluzeczki. Jestem zachwycona.

Sue said...

You are on a winner here - great fabric to pattern match! Gotta love that!

Katharine said...

Gorgeous on you!

Amy said...

Simple and so pretty!

Tia Dia said...

What a great way to showcase such gorgeous fabric.

Gail said...

Beautiful beautiful fabric, put to great use.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Why have I ignored this pattern? Now I feel like I must have it immediately! Love your gorgeous print.