Saturday, March 31, 2012

Burda 01-2011 #123 Looooong Boatneck Top

This is a super easy knit top but who doesn’t need lots and lots of knit tops? This Burda version was really long and was more like a dress on me. I cut a size 34 which was the smallest size for this pattern. (It’s sunny and WARM!! I think it’s around 45 degrees!!) This fabric is from the Fabric.com haul from the other day. Unfortunately for you guys, they done sold it all out.
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I lopped off the middle section to see if I liked it with longer side hems. Noooope.
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Next, I lopped off the two edges to see if I could make it more like this J. Sterns pattern. I made a few of those tops (here and here and here). This reminds me I should make a few more of those tops. In all, I probably took off about six inches off the bottom length.
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I used my 3/8” guide foot to do the neckline. Burda has you just fold over the neckline and hem. Instead, I made self-fabric neckband that I sewed to the RS, flipped it the inside and stitched from the RS.
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I used wrong side of the fabric. But really, is it still the wrong side if I used for the right side? If you look at my tats below you’ll see the differences.
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Oh, wait, what??? Shiny? Shiny ring?? What?? Um, yea, I’ve officially wife swapped. Not sure how I feel about that. Well, that part of it. I’m ecstatically happy about this part of it.

 

 

 

 

And how cool is this ring? And yes, it scares the hell out of me too. It’s insured, that’s damn sure.
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27 comments:

Summer Flies said...

Let me be the first (on blog anyway) of offer you my sincere congratulations! Lucky guy.. Nice ring! Nice top too.

Kris C. said...

Congratulations! And cute top! ;)

Judi said...

I like it!!! There is no way I'd have noticed that you used the 'wrong side'. I agree...why would it be the wrong side if you used it for the right side?...it's a 'designer's touch'. :)

Sew-4-Fun said...

Congratulations! I love your ring and the top is great too. No wonder the sun is shining. Life is good! :)

Robyn said...

Wow - blinded by the bling :) Congratulations - it sounds like it has been a bumpy ride and it's lovely to hear things are going well for you again.

Oh - cute top too.

KathyS said...

Great top, I love grey marle. Congratulations! I'm very happy for you, too.

Dana said...

Congratulations! That ring is amazing!

Lisette M said...

I like how you handled the hem and wow! what a gorgeous ring! Congratulations!

Reethi said...

Congratulations!

Kyleigh said...

The ring is freaking awesome! I also have a tension set ring (5 years now) and have had no problems with it. Congrats!

Raquel from Florida said...

congratulations!!!!!

Oksana said...

The top is great, but the ring and this new status of yours is better!
COngratulations!

Pammie said...

The top is wonderful but I'm so happy I can tell you're in the throes of happiness again! Now, I can't wait to see you back in full sewing production mode, please:)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Dawn!!! When is the big day???

Kristen

Melissa said...

Congratulations! You both deserve the utmost happiness together, and it's nice to see that something good came out of the situation. :)

meredithp said...

Cute top. And of course, congratulations! An interesting situation, to be sure, but glad it's turning out so well. And life will settle down, and you'll be able to sew more. Because it's all about us, and how much you can turn out and show US! ;-)

Imaan said...

That's awesome, congratulations, you look happy and well. :) Nice to see you come out at the other end finally:)

MySummerTouch said...

Congratulations! You look happy!! I'm happy for you! Love to read your blog!

Jessica M. said...

Congratulations!

Lisa said...

Congratulations Dawn your ring is beautiful. I love your top of course.

Sew Lady Sew! said...

Beautiful ring! Are you sure the sun was shining or did everything light up from the bling? Congrats!

Sharon said...

Congratulations! Stunning ring and your top is lovely.

Lilian said...

Congratulations Dawn! That's wonderful news.
p.s. I like your top very, very much!

Mel said...

Lovely ring! Congrats!

DanainDFW said...

Congratulations... and I see it comes with girly-perks, too! She's cute. Hope the blended-family works out well for y'all. Very interesting ring - hope you never have to use that insurance.

redhotpepper said...

Congrats! I also have a tension set ring and I've banged it around for 15 years now and have never had any problems with it. I just take it back to the jeweler every couple years to have it checked.

Vix said...

Congrats on the new life phase! As others have said, glad you're in a happier place. If it ends up inspiring you to sew even more, lucky us. ;)