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Added Jul 28, 2008

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






This lovely little number comes to us thanks to member joclin, a winner from our

Summer in the City competition. Depending on your fabric, you can make this top elegant and dressy or fun and casual, without even falling down the rabbit hole. We used a silk satin for the main self and belt, and silk charmeuse for the sleeves. Instead of Velcro, we used wide flat hook and eyes, with a big sparkly button on top. This top would also be very nice in light cottons. Thanks again, joclin!

Material Notes

silk satin, silk charmeuse, silk lining, 2 sets hook and eye, big button.




Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear


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    Feb 13, 2012, 06.34 PMby saab

    It is beautiful , I love it.

    thank you for the pattern.

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    May 19, 2011, 03.23 PMby tinybows

    I think I would like this better if it was all the polka dot material, or the contrast was all black. Cool pattern!

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    May 19, 2011, 01.32 PMby FabricUiPhoneApp

    It’s just me…but I would have liked to see that polka dot fabric carried to one more place on the garment. It’s the symmetry of three design elements in the same fabric. The polka dot fabric would look more planned (even if it’s not) this way….which is a long way of saying if you may a “mistake” do it two more times on the same garment and your ‘mistakes’ will look like they were part of the design from the get-go!

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    Dec 1, 2010, 02.22 AMby rubyzheng

    So beautiful it is !But how can I download the detail layout drawing?

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    Nov 21, 2008, 12.25 AMby minniemaew

    i love this look! it looks classy, yet playful :)

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    Nov 4, 2008, 11.26 AMby churpina

    Wow love the turqoise leggings underneath the dress!!

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    Oct 29, 2008, 10.34 PMby tonnygo

    I love this top! i’d love to make this!

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    Sep 4, 2008, 03.05 PMby carolaustin

    That is so cute!!

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    Aug 19, 2008, 04.24 AMby hejin

    This is a really good basic that can be modified in several ways. I may start off without the sleeves and make it into a dress too.

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    Aug 12, 2008, 05.52 PMby mod-couture

    Love it, love it, love it. Can’t wait to create one for myself. Thanks!


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    Aug 7, 2008, 08.52 AMby blueyy

    this would look amazing as a dress just a tad longer

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    Aug 5, 2008, 12.23 AMby joclin

    It’s so exciting to see this as an actual garment with professional photography/styling/model! You guys did a lovely job, thanks so much … I can’t wait to make my own version and see what everyone else makes.

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    Aug 3, 2008, 04.32 PMby reneevk311

    This IS adorable. I also think I would lengthen it to a dress, though.

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    Aug 2, 2008, 08.19 PMby sewqueen2

    Hi Jocelyn your creation is simply stupendous, just gorgeous I love it going to attempt if for my daughter. JUst going to change the colors because any other way would be off the mark. It’s GREAT! THANKS-SewQueen2

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    Jul 30, 2008, 01.51 PMby polychromatin

    Really nice pattern with a lot of possibilities to change! And the picture with the flowerpot is so breathtaking beautiful!

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    Jul 30, 2008, 06.47 AMby benedikta

    Hey EmilyKate, Matt (from Etsy) got that head planter thing for me. It’s from an etsy seller..I can find out the name if you are interested..

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    Jul 29, 2008, 09.40 AMby akwa

    This is so cute! I’m also tempted to make it into a dress. I like the two fabrics mix.

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    Jul 29, 2008, 09.02 AMby sainab

    this is really really beautiful! I will try to make a dress of it. It’s perfect for a dress!

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    Jul 29, 2008, 07.48 AMby kgallagher3

    I love this, I’ve already thought of like 10 different variations for this pattern!

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    Jul 29, 2008, 06.45 AMby Vivat Veritas

    this is so pretty! i’d love to make this!!

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    Jul 29, 2008, 05.41 AMby davyjonesoverlocker

    this is SO cute. I think I might change the skirt so it’s a bit more a-line.

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    Jul 29, 2008, 01.59 AMby marmota-b

    Camilauastral: I know perfectly well what you mean, I don’t like the “openness” of the darts either. I don’t think this would be flattering on my figure, considering my waist size is one size smaller than the rest, so I really don’t need to add fullness there… But apart from that, and that being mostly my personal preference, it’s really lovely! Great fabric choice indeed.

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    Jul 28, 2008, 09.41 PMby moti133

    so good. I desided to sew a dress like this, and i was drawing it last night, but it has not finished yet. so I can use it . thank you very much.

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    Jul 28, 2008, 09.34 PMby emilykate

    This is gorgeous! Nice one joclin! and we get it for free too, we are lucky luckies! Also, I WANT THAT HEAD-PLANTER THING!

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    Jul 28, 2008, 09.18 PMby Lauren Fortgang

    I just love this! And it’s the first pattern I’ve seen posted in quite a while that actually gives a real sense of the garment…sometimes the pics are so abstract, I can’t get a good look at the lines and such.

    I really dig the fabric choices, too!

    I’ll absolutely be making this into a dress (as soon as I finish up the three other projects I’m working on!).

    Great work!

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    Jul 28, 2008, 07.55 PMby camilaustral

    this is really nice! i like it ;) but in don’t like very much the vertical darts, but i think they can be fixed by folowing the seams so they wont be open, right? (i speak spanish, it was hard to explain xD)

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    Jul 28, 2008, 07.18 PMby anuchis

    I love It!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s really cute!!

    can’t wait to do it!

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    Jul 28, 2008, 04.09 PMby taure

    I love this top! It’s awesome. I’ve been wanting a top like this for a while.

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    Jul 28, 2008, 03.31 PMby carlatv

    How pretty! I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with. Happy Sewing!

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    Jul 28, 2008, 03.14 PMby littlebutton

    I had noticed Benedikta wearing this at your last event and hoped it would come up on the site. Love it!

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