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{ BurdaStyle 09-2010-110 Wrap top }

burdastyle_0910110Anyone following my blog might have seen a trend by now – I love polka dots & I love anything wrap – skirts, dresses, tops…{LOVE IT}.

I tackled this BurdaStyle wrap top as soon as the magazine was released back in 2010. At first sight, I knew instantly which fabric in my stash this top would become. Dont  you love it when that happens? I used a poly georgette in black with small red, pink, white & blue dots with black buttons to the side. Since this was my first BurdaStyle mag pattern to try ever, I decided to err on the side of caution regarding the sizing & cut the 42 just in case. I ended up having to cut a bit off because it was too big and therefore ended up with the correct 38/40 that was my sizing.burdastyle_0910110

I omitted the interfacing because I wanted the wraped piece to drape really naturally and Im glad I did. Word of warning : It does drape very low and I do have to be conscious of this when I lean or bend over. I wear this with jeans for a more casual look however, to the office, I will wear it with a black or red skirt and it looks great too. Very versatile!

A really cute, easy & quick project – Im surprised I havent made this more than once!

Original review can be seen here. Thanks for stopping by x

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{New Look 6242 (E)}

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I {REALLY} love this pattern and when I first purchased it back in 2000 or 2001 I thought I would get much more use out of it, but then around 2003 someone borrowed this from me & it was never returned. Dont you hate that?  Since then I do not lend my patterns out to anyone. Back in 2010 I was able to track down another & ordered it immediately so I have been re-united with a favourite and I hope to make the dress one day….if it weren’t for the queue of course.

I found this pattern super easy. My version is made from a toffee brown, polka georgette however I left off the waist tie and side zip. After making this version, I made a plain black version however, I inserted the side zip and I made the halter ties slightly longer. I definitely think the zip is required, it just makes slipping it on so much easier. After making the toffee version, I realised I should have made the dress, it would have been super cute in the polka – alas, next time.

A great little halter to wear to the beach and 12 years on, I am still making use of the black version. I still have the polka version, its just a little tight 😦

Highly recommended for all.

Original review can be viewed here :http://sewing.patternreview.com/review/pattern/53250

Thanks for stopping by & have a good sunday x

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{Vogue 8032 (A)}

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This has to be one of the easiest patterns I have ever used and yet I find it is so overlooked. I personally {adore} this pattern. Flattering, versatile and have I mentioned super easy??!! haha

Ive sewn this version many times due to the fact that its such a great basic wardrobe builder so one can style this alone for a summer day over shorts or jeans or you can glam it up for an evening out. I even wear this under a blazer with a work suit – in both the green or the polka dot!

The only advice I would give on this pattern is to follow the collar placement dots really carefully otherwise you will have gaping at the armholes. If you are going to turn the collar to the side, then make sure you check the fit well before stitching it all together. Perhaps play with the length of ties for a longer wrap which would also look great.

Recommended as a great starter pattern for beginners but advanced sewers will have fun with this too.

Click here to read my original review on the satin green version : http://sewing.patternreview.com/review/pattern/52450

or here to read my original review on the B&W polka dot version : http://sewing.patternreview.com/review/pattern/58157

Thank you for stopping by & merry christmas x

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