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.


  1. Anonymous7:37 PM

    your wrap top looks really good Lori

  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!

  3. Anonymous12:21 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.

  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....

  5. Anonymous8:16 AM

    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!

  6. Anonymous10:47 AM

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

  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.

  8. love that top, great job.

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

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

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