Sunday, March 7, 2010

What I did with an hour of free time...

I found myself with a little time before I had to go to work and there was an NCIS marathon on USA channel...what's a girl to do?  The serger was already threaded with black thread, so I pulled out one of my top-a-palooza tops and gave it a go.  It is Burda World of Fashion top #129 from the April 2008 issue (technical drawing here). All that is left is the hems, but I must say this top is very well drafted, even though I did have to trim a couple inches off the hips (that is a treat!!!) It sewed up fast and quick and is very flattering.  It has the usual Burda low neckline, but the way the collar band detail lies it is not too revealing and is actually very slimming.  I definitely will make this again! Tomorrow I plan to do some thrift shopping with a friend...hope we find all kinds of treasures!!!

11 comments:

gwensews said...

Oh good for you! That's a cute top. Nice sewing! Have fun poking around the thrift shops.

Linda said...

I like that top. Cute fabric. Isn't it great when the sewing stars align!!

Shannon said...

Gorgeous top - the fabric is scrumptious!

KID, MD said...

Beautiful top!

Khris said...

This is a lovely style. I wish I enjoyed sewing clothes...I only ever enjoyed sewing the kids clothes when they were little because I could never seem to fit things for myself properly. Khris

The Slapdash Sewist said...

So cute! I made a dress using that collar and found it very flattering.

Sara said...

It looks really good, Mom! Nice work! :)

Donna said...

Wow Mary...I wish I could say I used an extra hour so usefully! Great job!

sanjeet said...

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Becky said...

Gosh that is a productive hour! What a cute top! Your shopping treasures sound wonderful, too!

Kat said...

I LOVE this top!