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Pattern Reviews> BurdaStyle Magazine> 04-2005-113 (Twist Top)

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Reviewed by:Meredith P
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Posted on:6/8/07 9:26 PM
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QueenZ said... (11/17/07 2:41 PM) Reply
You are gorgeous! Love that top!
TalyQ said... (8/2/07 11:57 AM) Reply
Wonderful top. I am one of those ladies, who couldn't wear this without some modesty panel though =(. As far as the traced patterns. I keep mine in A4 envelopes with Burda issues and model number written on them. Keeping them in the magazines is too risky, since many people thumb through mine frequently.
ryan's mom said... (7/28/07 3:52 PM) Reply
Fabulous! I just made the Simplicity twist top version and love mine too! Yep, definitely and empowering shirt :) .
Annette1 said... (7/27/07 9:29 PM) Reply
You look MAAAAAAAAAAAAVELOUS, Dahling! This can be your va-va-voom top. :o) I swear, I love just about every pattern I see from the Burda World of Fashion magazine. If I thought they had plus sizes, too, I might even invest. Then it would be a question of, would I actually MAKE anything in there, or just enjoy the pictures? If they turned out like yours did here, I think it would be the former.
Mufffet said... (7/27/07 3:55 PM) Reply
That is lovely! Great color on you and so well fitted! Kudos!
sewing for fun said... (7/27/07 3:15 PM) Reply
Thanks for the great review, I love this top, too and have done several versions. I too have the back bulge problem and have a few suggestions: 1) Enlarge back a bit by the pivot and slide method 2) line back with a lightweight sheer stretch mesh or very fine power net (or even self-line if fabric is light enough) or 3) I wear one of those body-slimming camisoles with some of these tops.
Squeezylemon said... (7/17/07 8:03 AM) Reply
Hi Meredith, loved your review, humour helps especially when trying to figure our a BWOF pattern! I too have a helper like yours, problem is Thomas the Tabbycat reclines over my ironing board watching me while I sew. Then I wonder why my ironing has little stripey hairs all over it when I iron..........!! Keep up the reviewing and sewing, I'll be taking notes from you in future. Julia
Karen6790 said... (6/11/07 10:18 PM) Reply
Very empowering. Great top, great color on you. (It also looks good with your little helper! I have a few of those too). Nice job.
SarahWeb said... (6/10/07 0:38 AM) Reply
Meredith, you top looks great on you. By the way, I am about to turn 50, too, and I find myself worrying about the little lumps and rolls. But hey, just cause I don't look twenty, doesn't mean I don't look good. And you look great! Keep making those Burda WOF patterns!
SandraB said... (6/9/07 3:19 PM) Reply
This top looks great on you. The colour suits you perfectly.
trinicity said... (6/9/07 1:18 PM) Reply
very beautiful!
Jane S said... (6/9/07 9:49 AM) Reply
I too love all the twist tops available out there and this one looks wonderful on you.
QueenZ said... (6/9/07 9:30 AM) Reply
Nice selection of pattern, style,'s you!
Danvillegirl said... (6/9/07 8:19 AM) Reply
I love your humouress review. I think the top looks great on you.
Em's Summer said... (6/9/07 8:02 AM) Reply
Great top! Must Love Dogs is a fun movie, but that appellation went right by me! I have the DVD and will have to watch it again!
Vonnevo said... (6/9/07 2:32 AM) Reply
Lovely top Meredith. I store my traced patterns in a clear zip lock bag, similar size to the Big 4 envelopes. I print a photo of the garment & line drawing and arrange these on the front and back side of the zip lock bag. Sometimes I also include a scanned & printed instruction sheet and write notes on this same piece of paper.
JEF said... (6/9/07 1:36 AM) Reply
Love your review - your sense of humor is great and so is the top!
tomed said... (6/8/07 10:18 PM) Reply
You look FAB in this top! I keep my traced WOF patterns in envelopes, labeled by date, pattern #, and size I traced. I'm thinking there may be a better way, but that's just how I started doing it.
ryankckids said... (6/8/07 10:08 PM) Reply
I double twisted frequently with this top....still don't know how I continue to screw it up! Yours looks fabulous. Re: my WOF "system": I photocopy the picture and line drawing/fabric requirements/instructions of the ones I like, then file the copies with the rest of my patterns. I browse each issue when it comes in, and choose only the ones I think I **really might** make someday.
Diane E said... (6/8/07 9:28 PM) Reply
Meredith, what a pretty top. I love it and yours makes me want to dig out that untouched Burda WOF pattern, too! p.s. I love your helper!
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