Slouchy, cowl-neck, giant-armed, sparkly knit top? Check. I gotta say, is a fun top. I do have to admit that Burda had me worried though. It says that the top, “helped by the generous cut and the small pleats at the shoulders, beautifully caresses the décolleté.” Burda is notorious for belly-button scratching, low-front tops. This one, surprising, isn’t bad at all. I do have a cami on but you can’t even see it. One change I made is to grade it a size smaller than normal. Instead of grading down to a 34 (the smallest size of this pattern is a 36), I went down one more size. I thought it looked very loose on the models and figured knocking the size down would fix the potential low-front issue. This fabric is from the National City Swap Meet. It’s a thin black sweater knit with metallic threads running through it.
You can see the arms are set in very low. It has an elastic waist band sewn into a casing. The front cowl is very generous. If you have sewn the Vogue 1250 dress, you know there are small pleats on either side of the cowl which adds to the cowl. This pattern has three small pleats on each side. If you make this top, be sure to use a thin and draping fabric.
Here is the inside. You can see the sleeves are huge! The cowl is interesting inside too. Instead of just stitching it to the shoulder seams, you also sew the inside portion to the sleeve seams. The really makes it so that baby is not flipping out to the front like some cowls are apt to do.
Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. We had a ton of family over and ate until we were stuffed like turkeys.