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The last resort top

Added Aug 5, 2017

by Elpida Kyriakou

Athens, Greece






I have several obsessions regarding sewing. One of them is that I buy every Burdastyle magazine (since May 2013) and I make at least one piece from each issue. But in June 2017 issue, for the first time, I could find nothing I’d like to make!
This top was not my first choice, it was my last resort…
I added a scrap of lace from an old shirt to make it a bit more interesting. After all, I think it’s not bad….


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    Sep 11, 2017, 07.57 PMby sewing fanatic

    it looks so good! love your interesting makes dear Elpida xx

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    Aug 23, 2017, 02.46 AMby bellifontaine

    Beautiful! It will work with many things. I am impressed you make a garment from each issue! I wish I could be fast enough to do the same!

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    Aug 21, 2017, 05.43 PMby zoaki

    I think it is wonderful and fits so well to the environment of the photos!

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    Aug 21, 2017, 01.33 PMby olioliwer

    bardzo ładny

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    Aug 20, 2017, 02.25 PMby janene

    I think you are being too hard on yourself. It’s so pretty and sexy and you made it totally your own and therefore totally original. I love it. And your backdrop. You live in such a beautiful place <3

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    Aug 20, 2017, 01.59 PMby matkailijakirppu

    Looks great! The lace detail really makes it! :)

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    Aug 15, 2017, 02.05 AMby Eli Cat

    What a beautiful top!

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    Aug 11, 2017, 03.01 PMby kisses

    Like the cold shoulder…nice

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    Aug 11, 2017, 10.52 AMby lomarilou

    Έτσι ήμουν κ εγώ Ελπίδα…Τα έπαιρνα όλα από το Γενάρη του ’12 κ προσπαθούσα – όχι επιτυχώς σαν εσένα – κάτι να φτιάχνω από κάθε τεύχος..Εδώ και ένα χρόνο βέβαια σταμάτησα να τα αγοράζω όλα. Από το ’17 έχω λίγα τεύχη. Το μπλουζάκι πάντως είναι πολύ γλυκό και βολικό! Ωραία η προσθήκη της δαντέλας…

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    Aug 10, 2017, 05.49 PMby Beccki

    This is a nice and easy breezy top you can match it with anything, I love your obsession with making one item at least from each magazine but sometimes your just not blown away by the styles. Great top Elpida.

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    Aug 10, 2017, 03.23 PMby saranoemi

    Love this so much!

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    Aug 10, 2017, 06.49 AMby klotto

    Well done with the lace, it completely peps up this top! Creativity can save almost any situation… ;-)

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    Aug 9, 2017, 12.09 PMby alice9163

    Wow this is sexy. Looks amazing on you.

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    Aug 8, 2017, 06.42 AMby Tzai

    όμορφο, καλοκαιρινό και ευκολοφόρετο! να το δούμε και από κοντά! φιλιά!

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    Aug 7, 2017, 06.54 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    So sweet with the embroidery! it’s very popular to make such tops of tablecloths in my place :-)

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    Aug 7, 2017, 06.23 PMby J Sheridan

    I think it looks awesome on you! Good use of the pattern and lace.

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    Aug 7, 2017, 09.31 AMby ellie-sew

    Oh what a cute combination of lace and a simple fabric. It is very summery.

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    Aug 6, 2017, 01.17 PMby Mary Athey

    This is a lovely top elpida and the lace adds such a lot. I have been buying burda magazines every month for years as well. I do have lots though intact while others have been used over and over again. I do think your top looks great on you x

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    Aug 6, 2017, 11.41 AMby SurMesure

    Not bad at all! I think that piece of lace is making all the difference. A very beautiful top!

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    Aug 6, 2017, 08.32 AMby sarahsdaughter

    Last resort ???? It’s wonderful. You look beautiful. :)

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    Aug 6, 2017, 07.36 AMby chula123

    Hahaha, I know the feeling Elpida. Sometimes I feel like making every single pattern but other magazines the pattern sheet wont even come out the middle :-)) good on you though for making at least one project from every single magazine. cute top, Great colour and the lace gives it that little special something and I agree with Maria, you’ll start liking it a bit more when you realise how versatile this top is :-))

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    Aug 6, 2017, 06.55 AMby Maria Hayek

    It’s really nice! It goes well with anything you want! I think you might come to like it more once you realize the potential ☺ Nice touch with the lace bit, it elevates this top to the next level.

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    Aug 6, 2017, 06.12 AMby Doth

    Not bad? I would say this is a lovely top, Elpida!

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    Aug 6, 2017, 05.26 AMby TeenyUK

    Wow, that’s some going, that is! And it might be that you just HAD to make something, but nevertheless you’ve ended up with a really sweet and fashionable top!

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