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Burda October Wrap Top

Added Nov 14, 2012

by jennyrecorder

Perth, Australia






This is the wrap top from October It is very comfortable and because I like this style, I will be making it again…but (as you can see) I have had fitting issues and next time I will make a size smaller (it is VERY big). I will also eliminate the back darts and decrease the size across the shoulders (those darts I added are not in the pattern), the bust sizing is also somewhat ample so that needs to be tweaked. Easily put together and worn today for work and, as I said before, very comfortable :)

Material Notes

Cotton jersey. I simply hemmed all the edges and did not use the vilene or facings- easy!
Elbow length sleeves for spring, summer and autumn, longer sleeves for winter.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    Nov 16, 2012, 11.15 AMby Anne Wagenhauser

    I have been tempted by that top. You say it comes out very big.. what size had you originally planned to make, and how much smaller did you need to go?

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      Nov 16, 2012, 03.38 PMby jennyrecorder

      Hi Anne, I’m a pretty standard 42, but am somewhat shortwaisted. I took in about 4 inches from the back neckline, the bust gapes a bit, so next time I’ll cut a 40 and see how that goes, my fabric wasn’t that stretchy and so the fit around the waist was okay. I am only 5’3", so ended up cutting about 6" off the bottom and 9" off both sleeves (which end at my elbows, a necessity for my work). I also used a 1/4" seam allowance to reduce bulk as the fabric is quite thick. I had received advice to follow the style but use sizing off a favourite top as others have found this pattern big also, wish I’d done that! Hope this helps.

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      Nov 18, 2012, 04.43 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

      That’s great, thanks!

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    Nov 15, 2012, 12.53 AMby ndimi

    You’re on a roll, well done! I’ve been eyeing that top, but as it’s made in knits, and I’m a knit-twit, I’ve been afraid to try it. It looks super comfy though!

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      Nov 15, 2012, 03.34 AMby jennyrecorder

      Thanks, not perfect, but a good grounding for the next one :)

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