This past summer, I signed up for a Burda magazine subscription, and I have not regretted it. Although I haven’t made something from every issue, I have made several things (see here, here, and here). I really like that I am building up a good collection of basic patterns. Even if a pattern is not my taste, it may work perfectly for someone else, like my sister.
This top was a little quick and easy project. It is basically the top version of this dress. The fabric is a teal silk crepe de chine that I got from Fabric Mart (oh, how I love and hate them!). There is nothing really much to say about the construction; even the cutting out was easy as crepe de chine is not as slithery as some silks. The inside are just serged. The only slight hiccup was that I thought I was cutting out a neckband, but it was actually a facing. I didn’t feel like drafting a neckband and then re-cutting, so I just went with the facing. Next time, I may use my slightly smaller neckline from the dress, but it wasn’t as wide as I feared.
|I am doing the celebratory dance of spring, in case you were wondering.|
This quick little top works great for layering, so I’m sure it will be getting a ton of wear. I plan to make a version in another color as well.