In Progress: Burda 06-2009-109 Top
Warning: These are “during construction” pictures, NOT finished garment pictures.
I know some people only like to show finished garments on their sites, but when I need help with fit or have questions about a garment, I will post in-progress shots. This is not one of those occasions, however. This is an “I’m-really-excited-about-how-this-top-is-turning-out-and-can’t-wait-to-show-you” occasion.
Do you ever have the feeling where you just “know” something based on gut feeling with no experience at all? You just feel it in your bones that you’re right?
I “knew” this top (Burda 06-2009-109) was gonna be awesome in a knit. I just KNEW it.
I traced and cut a straight 38. I made absolutely no alterations. I measured the fit around the hips to be 37 inches in circumference. My hips are 39 inches, but I figured that I would just assume 2 inches of negative ease with my knit and hoped it would work.
I love the fit of this top. I love the silhouette of this top on my figure. I love that I made it in a drapey soft knit perfect for cuddling up with your boyfriend on the couch. It’s so comfy and yet oddly sexy at the same time — great combo if I say so myself. Did I mention that I love it?
Here are some blurry pictures (yes, blurry again – although this time, not my fault) of the top in mid-make. I still have to add the sleeve cuffs, hem the top and add the neck binding, but honestly, I would wear it just like this, in its unfinished state.
I’ve got to hand it to Burda, even if it is a pain in the ass to trace those patterns first and then remember to add in the seam allowances, their cuts and designs are really sheer genius sometimes. This pattern is really simple but the look is packs a wallop. See below for the shape of the back pattern piece.
I’m super excited about this top. I want to make 20 of them. Do you think it’s too distinctive to have more than one in my wardrobe? I could alter the neckline to change it up. Or make it in a print. What do you think?