Wednesday, 21 March 2018

BurdaStyle 02/2018 - 107 Offset Jersey Top

This is one of those patterns that I just simply had to try, I mean just look at this crazy line drawing!

And just the thing for a fishing trip.....!

It is a very fast sew (once you figure out how the 2 pieces go together!) and really fun to make, but does use up quite a bit of fabric - due to the odd shaped pattern pieces you do need the full 2 yards of wide fabric which is quite a lot for a t-shirt.

I had to drape the pieces on my dress form to understand how to sew the first 2 seams.  Hopefully my scribbles on the magazine showing these seams help - remember that the pieces are cut single layer of fabric and right side up, but sewn right sides together so it will make a bit more sense when you flip one piece over.  Though maybe not much more sense as I've made it twice now and I still don't really understand how or why it works!!  (Also note that the pattern piece numbers are 21 and 22, not 1 and 2).

Once those 2 seams are done it should look something like the finished line drawing and you just need to sew up the side/sleeve seams and hem the edges.  Fortunately when worn the craziness of the pattern pieces give way to some nice draping and twisting effects.

My first version is in a very soft fuchsia knit and it is a little bit big, the neckline is quite wide and has a tendency to slip a bit.  I do love the colour though so I might add some shoulder stays to deal with that.

I prefer the fit on my second version which I sewed up a bit smaller, plus I think the fabric content of this one is a bit different (though still unknown!).


  1. I'm tempted by this pattern, thanks for the info. it looks like something you would see in the window of a fancy boutique :)

  2. This is next up on me to-sew list! Love your versions!

  3. Love, love, love both your versions!!! And another big THANK YOU! for posting those diagrams on your IG feed as that was exactly what I needed to get started on mine. Had to laugh because I don't understand how or why it works either!!! :)

  4. Both of them look really beautiful. The line drawings do look odd but the end result is so pretty.

  5. A bit Pattern Magic? Very nice t-shirts, and able to work in more formal situations than many. Enjoy!

  6. Two great tops and the drape is very interesting.

  7. There is also a similar free Burdastyle pattern "Let's twist again" by Irmchin that I've made twice. My only suggestion is to measure the forearms to make sure they're not too tight.