Sunday, 7 October 2012

A Touch of Lace Top - Burda WOF 04/05- 106.

I have been loving the lace trend and in the past have had some lace shirts/tops which I  adored  but are long gone. I was going to buy some lace but then remembered that I had a small remnant left over from a lined lace dress my oldest daughter sewed about 3 years ago - sometimes  my stash surprises even me . I also love white shirts - they are my most used and practical garments but I like them to be a little different and interesting rather than just plain. So enter .......

This Burda model looks so self assured, relaxed and chic - of course I want to sew this.

Burda WOF - Pattern 106 from April 2005 - one I have been wanting to make since well 2005 . It is a dropped shoulder almost kimono looking top with a waist band  . I used a scrap of white soft poly to interline the lace pieces . The main part of the top was cut from a fabric which looks like a light weight silk dupioni  . The top was easy to construct but I did not completely follow the instructions because they made the sewing the top harder than it should be . I only sewed up the side seams once I had completely constructed the top and then added the waist band.

The lace panel continues around the back and I added lace to the arm bands.
Overall this is a terrific little pattern - really great for using small pieces of scrap  fabric and the main part of the top took only 70cm  . I am thinking of trying this pattern again using some scraps of satin and experimenting with colour blocking but who know when that will happen - probably when that trend has totally passed and looks out of place :).

But for now my middle DD has announced that she does want to buy any new summer clothes but wants to me to sew her a pair of shorts and a dress - patterns and fabric have been chosen after a marathon 2 hour trip to Spotlight - I am sure this will keep me out of trouble for a while.
Cheers Janine.


  1. This looks super - ideal for the coming hot months! Lucky DD in having you whip up some summer clothes, hope you show us how they turn out...

  2. Your new top looks great Janine - i really like the lace panel.. i love white shirts/tops myself - but i'm guaranteed to spill something down the front straight away! Sounds as if you are going to be busy sewing for your daughter too!

  3. Lace is so in and I'm always looking for good lace designs. This piece is one of them.

  4. Im loving the lace trend too. Your top turned out very nice. I am sure you will get a lot of use out of it. Unfortunately I think all of the lace has been snapped up because I can't seem to find any I like. My daughter wants me to make her a lace dress because she is saving to go overseas and hasn't any money for clothes this summer.

  5. Hi Janine, your top looks absolutely lovely! I'm a fellow lace lover too.
    I'm so glad you "opened" your blog to comments again, I felt a wee bit distressed when you closed it for a while there. I'm really happy everything is OK with you and your family. Your garden looks divine too :)

  6. Janine, I have a blog award for you. If you aren't into blog awards please don't feel obliged :)

  7. I see what you mean about interesting white tops being better than the plain sort - this is really lovely; the mix of textures in the same colour is great!

  8. What a wonderful way to use pieces of lace and take this top from plain to so chic.


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