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Burda 01/2014 top

Added Jan 4, 2014

by Mary Athey

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I love a clean simple pattern and burda do these so well. This is boxy and i normally do not do boxy but!!! I like comfort when it’s cold and it has been freezing here . I have made three of these so far and i do plan to make more. All three are different. This one i added an inch to the bottom reduced the sides and shortened the arms. X


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    Nov 17, 2016, 08.03 PMby HOUSE-OF-PHILO

    Mary this is cool. I saw your creation while I was viewing the pattern. Your pictures helped me a lot to make the decision to sew this pattern. (have Bouclé knit for this) Bye Philo

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    Jan 7, 2014, 01.20 PMby nrobson

    cheerful top x

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    Jan 7, 2014, 04.16 AMby zsyzu

    This is very flattering and I think it looks great with the leggings and the boots. Another job well done!

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      Jan 7, 2014, 06.22 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks zsyzu, i’m all about my comfort when it’s cold and it’s freezing here. I wanted something warm but i still wanted to look good and this worked a treat. It looks so different in the sparkley fabric x

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    Jan 6, 2014, 06.03 PMby chula123

    I know you don’t normally do “boxy”, but this doesn’t look boxy at all ! Very nice top and nice to see you in jeans and boots, suits you !! xx

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      Jan 6, 2014, 06.08 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks chula, i normally think things like this make my yop half bigger! I’m apple shape so i like more fitted tops. I think the pattern on the fabric slimmed it down and it was cosy and warm which is what i need in this cold weather x

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    Jan 6, 2014, 04.37 AMby rita61

    Nice top! And it does look so cozy. It is getting cold here now as well, brrrrr. You’re sewing up a storm from January’s issue, and I just received mine in the mail two days ago! Going to show this to my daughter, she may have the same idea as yours :-)

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      Jan 6, 2014, 06.27 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks rita, this is a quick sew and the raglan sleeves are a nice touch . Belted this would look good aa well x

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    Jan 5, 2014, 10.47 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

    I like the top a lot and with pants and high boots ( your legs are perfect) it looks great! The changing colours on the fabric add some designing effect. And it’s nice idea for the dress – to combine “crow’s feet” with mono-coloured fabric (and not with the black), the dress looks very lively and fresh.

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      Jan 5, 2014, 10.59 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much oksana, i really need to make more seperates and this tunic is a quick easy make. The dress i will post later. X

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    Jan 5, 2014, 03.56 AMby izbott

    Like the sleeve length it’s comfy! With a simple pattern you can certainly modify to the weather. So much fun to play w/ fabric. ;-)

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      Jan 5, 2014, 10.05 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks izbott, i really need basics in my wardrobe as i am more often in jeans than a dress. This is just a super simple top x

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    Jan 4, 2014, 11.08 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Fun and lovly top Mary! Gorgeous dress too! Your looking great :-)

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      Jan 5, 2014, 01.53 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks ellen, the black dress was my xmas one that i did’nt get to wear. It got on here by accident lol. The other i made last year but i hav’nt got round to posting it or wearing it. Its quite as warm dress, the dogtooth is a heavy jersey with hardly no stretch and the bottoms a wool blend x

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      Jan 5, 2014, 07.55 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      It’s pitty that you couldn’t wear the beautiful dress this X-mas, but I’m sure there will come another occation to wear it ;) The other dress is very cool and still we have more winter days to come…

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      Jan 5, 2014, 10.07 AMby Mary Athey

      I had a bad cold over xmas ellen so.i decided against wwearing the black sequin zip dress. It’ll probably get wirk on my next holiday x

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    Jan 4, 2014, 09.21 PMby schnui

    Lovely Mary. What kind of fabric have you used as I am sure the fabric you have used, is not making it boxy?

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      Jan 4, 2014, 09.31 PMby Mary Athey

      Hi schnui, it’s a heavy jersey fabric but it has hardly no stretch? Its more ponteroma. I did a lot of altering to the pattern but i wanted comfort. My daughter wants it , but she will wear it as a mini lol xx

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    Jan 4, 2014, 08.14 PMby Luz Kettle

    Lovely top. Great adaptation I like longer . Very wearable :)

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      Jan 4, 2014, 08.22 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks luz, i hope you got your project back on xx

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