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Rain and sunshine leisure top Burda style

Added Aug 11, 2014

by Irina Schwab

Aylesbury, Unite...






I made the split sleeve tank top from a piece of painted Chinese silk. I wish I could say I have painted it, but I can’t! All credits go to the original author.

Nevertheless, it is one of the most difficult fabrics to cut, shape and work with.

The photographs will show the top as work in progress, the ribbons have not been attached properly and I still need to add the diagonal stitch at the back slit. I might also finish the bottom edge better, perhaps add more bias binding.

I rushed outside to catch the last rays of sun before the heaves opened – yet – again!

The top is virtually weightless the only thing that keeps is does is the Turquoise and green necklace – hand made by locals in Grand Canaria. Matching ring by same artist. Linen skirt (apologies, no time to iron!!) – by Mango.
Tennis racket borrowed from my kids :-)

Material Notes

painted silk, satin bias binding.




Garment Type
Casual, Beach

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    Aug 12, 2014, 01.46 AMby IDia

    Realy beautifull! This is one of the patern that I like since I saw it! LOVE your Photos too xx

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      Aug 12, 2014, 06.00 PMby Irina Schwab

      I would say this is more your style!!! It is not really one of my favourites!!!

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    Aug 11, 2014, 10.09 PMby rita61

    I like the fabric, and it works great with the design you chose.

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    Aug 11, 2014, 09.52 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    It’s a beautiful fabric! and looks Great on you! Impressive pics!! ;-) ps. I got an advice from Schnui; before cutting in slippery fabric you could freeze it first – and it helps :)

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      Aug 12, 2014, 05.59 PMby Irina Schwab

      That is such a good tip, never thought of it!! Thank you for sharing!!! I still think my silk was much too thin for this project, it does not show the pattern very well. I was desperate to try the pattern , though!!!

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    Aug 11, 2014, 08.05 PMby liliv-1

    What a pretty fabric and you picked the right pattern, lovely job! :)

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      Aug 12, 2014, 05.59 PMby Irina Schwab

      Fabric is absolutely fantastic, am not sure about the result!! I

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