Sunday, January 27, 2008

BWOF 1/2008 #116 Wrap Top


Pattern Review



Pattern: Burda World of Fashion 1/2008 #116

Description: The tie-bands on this wrapover top are so long that they can be wrapped twice around the waist.

Sizing: 36 to 48, I made a 38. It fits great everywhere but my upper arms, it is a bit tight there.

Instructions: They were good for BWOF and I didn’t have many problems with the construction. I did read several reviews on Pattern Review to help with some changes. Also, this was part of a sew-along on the Burda English Yahoo List.

Likes/Dislikes: I love the look, a wrap top tons of style.

Changes: I added 2” to the length of the top and the sleeves. I added 5” to each end of the ties. Also, I used fold-over elastic on the camisole part. The instructions state to deduct ¾” from the measurements of the top of the camisole for the elastic. I subtracted about 1-1/4”.

Fabric: A knit from Fashionista Fabrics

Conclusion: A+ is the grade for this top. I love the look and the style, very flattering and fun.






One final picture, take a look at this altered picture. Patricia, aka patsijean, did a few changes in photoshop and I really like the changes. The red shirt was shortened, this looks great and then the sleeves are lengthened. All great changes and something I can do on the next jacket. Take a look at my original photo in the last entry.



10 comments:

  1. your wrap top looks really good Lori

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  2. Love the wrap top Lori - looks fantastic!!! I am just now reading yesterday's post and I'm still not sure about the jacket. I think it might be that the sleeves and the jacket end at the same point. And also it might be the shirt underneath - I think maybe a bit shorter shirt??? I'm no help - like Belinda said, maybe just leaving it open would do the trick. Did I mention I love the wrap top??? ;-) You do such awesome work Lori!

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  3. Sandra T.12:21 AM

    Great job on the wrap top. It looks wonderful on you.

    As for the jacket I do like the shorter shirt and longer sleeves.

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  4. Great top, it looks beautiful on you!
    Regarding the jacket, I definitely like the shorter shirt but I'd rather keep the 3/4 sleeves....

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  5. I LOVE the wrap top! It turned out beautiful (and I really like that color on you too).

    I also like the jacket so much better with the shorter shirt underneath and the longer sleeves. Those changes really did make a difference!

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  6. I was thinking the same changes in proportions to your outfit. It looks fab as does the new top. .

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  7. I PhotoShopped in a longer sleeve, a shorter top, and a bit more length in the jacket. I think that suits Lori better as she is tall. Lori could go with what I think is a true 3/4 length--1/2 way between elbow bend and wrist. Her pattern has sleeves that are much too short, even for 3/4 sleeves.

    Lori, I hope you make this pattern up again because the style is flattering.

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  8. love that top, great job.

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  9. This top is in my queue for spring sewing! Yours turned out beautifully!

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  10. That top looks great on you. Good job!

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