A Basic Top From Burda

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.


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