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Sherlock Top (Burda 12/11)

Added Jan 26, 2012

by libbysharf

Tel Aviv, Israel






The 12/11 issue was soooo good (as well as the other issues in the past few month), I so want to make everything there… including the dog little coat.
This top is very easy to make, and after completing it I found out that the zipper is not necessary as the neck opening is wide enough.
The only modification was to add this cute little pocket.
It’s very comfortable and got lots of compliments.
The only tricky thing about this top is the armhole bottom corner, so you would have to cut through the seam allowance to a thread or two before the seam line in order to make it work. anyway, it’s illustrated in the “Sewing Course” section of that issue.
The next top I’m gonna make based on this pattern will have longer sleeves and the neck and hem band will be interfaced as instructed.

Material Notes

Purple Gingham




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    Jan 30, 2012, 06.44 PMby catofdrurylane

    Their both detectives and it does give off that vibe as well!

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    Jan 28, 2012, 10.25 AMby loulourosa

    I want to make this too! I allready made the pattern for a dress, but my fabric is too small,…

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      Jan 30, 2012, 07.48 AMby libbysharf

      oh… I know how it feels to find out that the fabric is too short :-( well, make the top then…

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    Jan 27, 2012, 09.33 PMby catofdrurylane

    This looks so good, from the burda style version you get a bit worried about the shape but after this I have no fears and I agree with 12/11 being a good isue. I think I want to make all the tin tin inspired pieces!

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      Jan 30, 2012, 07.49 AMby libbysharf

      oh right… that’s tin tin!! blush not Sherlock…. well, still it reminds me of Sherlock Holmes…
      I’m waiting to see your version :-)

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    Jan 26, 2012, 09.36 PMby zombree

    So cute! You’ve inspired me. I have to make a gingham top!!

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      Jan 30, 2012, 07.50 AMby libbysharf

      looking forward to see your gingham top!

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    Jan 26, 2012, 07.40 PMby kihli

    Very nice! I am planning to make this shirt too, especially since I saw yours – I like it much better than the original!

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      Jan 30, 2012, 07.53 AMby libbysharf

      thanks! that’s great to here :-) looking forward to see yours!

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    Jan 26, 2012, 06.45 PMby NeederMoo

    Oh my gosh! I need this shirt! So cool.

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    Jan 26, 2012, 05.49 PMby Ljiljan

    Love it ! :) Great job !

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    Jan 26, 2012, 10.19 AMby schnui

    Great top that looks so nice on you.

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      Jan 26, 2012, 11.57 AMby libbysharf

      Thank you! :-)

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