Burda World of Fashion wasn’t kidding when they said “Make in the morning – wear in the afternoon” when they described their wrap top from the August issue. This baby went together fast!
I do have to admit, it is a bit crazy looking when it’s finished. The front collar and ties are extremely long and hang down if you haven’t crossed them over and tied them behind your back (it’s a real wrap top, not the mock wraps that I’ve been making lately). In fact, it looks a little bit like a straight jacket! Speaking of the ties – they are extremely long. If I make this again in the future, I’ll definately be shortening them, I think that it just looks better that way. Here’s a photo of the back view.
I love the fabric too. It’s definitely not a color that I would normally pick out for myself (I’m trying to break out of my redpink rut), but I really like it in this top. It’s also a wonderful knit to work with – it’s a nice weight and is good quality. I’m happy to see that Joann’s is starting to pick up more quality fabrics. I hope that this trend continues.
But back to the pattern. Overall, it’s fantastic – it’s fast, easy, and fun! If I can ever find a sweater knit that calls to me, I plan on making it into this! If you’re interested in a more detailed sumary, I wrote a review of it here.