burda retro top backI made this top from a pattern in Burda Style magazine, issue 5/2012. It’s a very simple, retro style top that is easy to make and very easy to wear. I went up a size to ensure a comfortable fit but I needn’t have done because it is very roomy. Not completely shapeless as it has bust darts and front darts at the waist. I was sold on the buttons down the back. Takes a bit of mastering to do up though!

burda retro top front

The front is very plain and commands some sort of detail either in the fabric or by sporting a little corsage! I dyed some eyelet poly cotton with black fabric dye, knowing full well it wouldn’t give absolute coverage but I like the effect that I ended up with.

retro top front view

The neckline is a bit small for my liking, though is true to those vintage jewel necklines. I will make it a little larger next time and see what happens when I go down a size! More details and photos over at ooobop!

 

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EmSewCrazy July 2, 2012 at 1:27 pm

LOVE the dye job!! What a great idea and what beautiful results. The top looks great as well!

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ooobop! July 2, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Thank you so much EmSewCrazy. Love it when a plan goes wrong!

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