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

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Posted on:6/8/07 9:26 PM
Last Updated:7/27/07 10:56 AM

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QueenZ said...
You are gorgeous! Love that top!
11/17/07 2:41 PM
TalyQ said...
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.
8/2/07 11:57 AM
ryan's mom said...
Fabulous! I just made the Simplicity twist top version and love mine too! Yep, definitely and empowering shirt :) .
7/28/07 3:52 PM
Annette1 said...
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.
7/27/07 9:29 PM
Mufffet said...
That is lovely! Great color on you and so well fitted! Kudos!
7/27/07 3:55 PM
sewing for fun said...
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.
7/27/07 3:15 PM
Squeezylemon said...
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
7/17/07 8:03 AM
Karen6790 said...
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.
6/11/07 10:18 PM
SarahWeb said...
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!
6/10/07 0:38 AM
SandraB said...
This top looks great on you. The colour suits you perfectly.
6/9/07 3:19 PM
trinicity said...
very beautiful!
6/9/07 1:18 PM
Jane S said...
I too love all the twist tops available out there and this one looks wonderful on you.
6/9/07 9:49 AM
QueenZ said...
Nice selection of pattern, style,'s you!
6/9/07 9:30 AM
Danvillegirl said...
I love your humouress review. I think the top looks great on you.
6/9/07 8:19 AM
Em's Summer said...
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!
6/9/07 8:02 AM
Vonnevo said...
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.
6/9/07 2:32 AM
JEF said...
Love your review - your sense of humor is great and so is the top!
6/9/07 1:36 AM
tomed said...
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.
6/8/07 10:18 PM
ryankckids said...
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.
6/8/07 10:08 PM
Diane E said...
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!
6/8/07 9:28 PM
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