Burda Top Complete

I worked for most of the day yesterday and managed to finish Burda 8132.

I haven’t put it up on the sidebar – mostly because I wasn’t able to upload photos when I got started on this project. Overall, the top is cute, but it is a bit large on me – if I make this again, I’m going to have to make some alterations so I can get the look that I want.
I used scrap knit buttermilk and RPL (rayon, poly, lycra blend) on this which made it a bit bulky in the diamond insert area – so if you’re planning on making this try to use something that is thin. I trimmed everything down, but it doesn’t lay as flat as what I would like.
I’ll be posting a review of this on PatternReview later on today, but you’ll also be able to see it on the newly launched Burda site which should debut sometime in December. This is an English version of Burda – complete with a forum, tutorials, patterns to purchase, etc. It sounds like it is going to be a fabulous website – I’ll post more about it when it’s launch is official.

11 thoughts on “Burda Top Complete

  1. Anary

    You top looks very beautiful. The color is really nice.
    I am very happy to learn that we will have a Burda site….one more site to inspire us all!

  2. jessi

    Hi Stacy! Been reading your blog for a while now. I actually made this top over the weekend and I had to read and re-read the instructions. Then it finally clicked. Mine came out a little bulky too in the same area (I used a knit too). I’ll prolly make another one but with sleeves. I really like yours. Love the two fabrics!

  3. Stacy

    Thanks everyone!
    I love knits anymore – there’s so much more to choose from. Jessi, I’d love to see it with sleeves!
    MeLisa – You might want to try some Emma One Sock Buttermilks, they don’t seem to stretch out like a lot of other knits and will give you some knit confidence! I’ve also found that cheap knits seem to stretch out of shape more easily than more expensive ones. Also when you do your hems, try using some Stitch Witch for hems – it keeps the hem soft, but at the same time holds it down (you don’t even have to stitch over it if you don’t want to).

  4. sharon

    This turned out beautifully. Love the colors together. Another Burda pattern on my never ending to-do list…seems that I’m always a step behind everyone else! Very excited to hear about the new Burda site – looking foward to it.

  5. Stacy

    Thanks everyone for the comments! I really liked the design of this top – it’s so different than anything else!
    On the BurdaStyle.com site – it’s in beta phase right now, so maybe by the end of the month it will be ready to launch! Woohoo – another sewing site to lurk!

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