Oldie But a Goodie

20 Sep

I had dinner plans last  night with a boy and wasn’t sure what exactly to wear. Mostly because I wasn’t sure if it was a date or not. After consultation with Christina and Leslie I came up with jeans and a top.  I wanted casual but sexy. We weren’t meeting up until 10 p.m. so I wanted a little New York but a lot of me. It’s getting cool at night here, so I wanted sleeves. I needed something easy, so I needed a knit. Enter Burda 5-2002-108.

It's a thin knit so it looks kinda wrinkly, but in person it's nice and casual

It’s not meant to be worn pulled over the hips like I do below. But, when I wore it like I did last night (above) it looks kind of sloppy in the photos

The pattern is made up of four pieces with cut on sleeves. My fabric is from Jomar in Philly and was about $2 a yard.

You get the look of a wrap without using up all that fabric. I love it as it’s kind of geometric but simple.

The color above is closest to real life color. I didn’t hem the waistband or the sleeves. I just don’t believe in it for casual knits ;) Total project time, under two hours. All construction on the serger with top stitching of the neckline on my sewing machine.

Here’s the back, similar with a less deep V

Slightly lower than I would normally wear for someplace like work. But, it was for a possible date and we were going to have the flush out his intentions early. A girl has got to do what a girl has got to do.

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37 Responses to “Oldie But a Goodie”

  1. Carolyn September 20, 2009 at 13:55 #

    Cute and funky top! Hope you had a good time!

  2. ConnieB September 20, 2009 at 14:01 #

    Liking it a lot ma’am! Ditto on the hair. Hope the “potential” did as well.

  3. Nancy K September 20, 2009 at 14:15 #

    Cute top. Glad to see you back behind the sewing machine. The red looks good.

  4. kathleen September 20, 2009 at 15:14 #

    Love the hair, love the new top. I hope the date went well :)

  5. Lisette M September 20, 2009 at 15:43 #

    Love it! I hope the date went well. Love the hair too.

  6. Elizabeth September 20, 2009 at 16:15 #

    Love that top. It fit the bill perfectly in terms of your goals for the top. How did the night go???? Oh and I love the new hair color!

  7. Marjie September 20, 2009 at 16:20 #

    Cute top. Hope you had fun.

  8. lsaspacey September 20, 2009 at 17:14 #

    Well???? You’re just gonna leave us hanging?

  9. Carol September 20, 2009 at 17:27 #

    And so, was it a date????

    Cute top, good choice for the event and it goes great with your hair! I REALLY like your hair like that!

  10. dawn September 20, 2009 at 17:28 #

    Cute, casual, fun top with a little bit o’ sass. Love it and love the new hair. And? Well? The boy?

  11. Bunny September 20, 2009 at 18:00 #

    You look fabulous and I hope the date went well. If it didn’t, he’s a fool!

  12. Belinda (sew4fun) September 20, 2009 at 18:17 #

    Nice top! It’s also nice to see you sewing/blogging again, even if it may be temporary.

  13. Nancy (nanflan) September 20, 2009 at 18:32 #

    Cute top, and strikes just the right note. A little sexy but not so much that it looks like you’re trying to hard. Like the red, too.

  14. Linda L September 20, 2009 at 18:32 #

    I like this. Hope the date went well.

  15. Leanne in NZ September 20, 2009 at 21:00 #

    Great to see you back, glad the date went well – hope you managed to flush out his intentions – if that top didn’t do it then don’t know what will Lol!
    Love the style – how great to have a wrap look without the wrap! They always feel bulky but this looks like the perfect solution!

  16. Shelley September 20, 2009 at 21:50 #

    Good to see you back. Missed your fun commentary. Hope you had fun last night. The top looks super!

  17. Alethia September 20, 2009 at 22:02 #

    Word! the hair is off the chain. It looks great. Love the top. I am glad you are back. I missed you

  18. Brenda September 20, 2009 at 23:47 #

    Cute, cute, cute! Hope the “date” whent well. So glad you’re back!

  19. tini September 21, 2009 at 01:25 #

    The back neckline is a nice touch! Sometimes going thru back-issues of burda is like a treasure hunt!

  20. Claire September 21, 2009 at 06:10 #

    That is a great tee ! I’d give it a try if I had that issue.

    Hope you had a fun evening.

  21. Colette September 21, 2009 at 06:46 #

    Great jersey top. Love the all in one sleeves and necklines. Most of all I’m lovin your new hair colour…wow! Hope you had a fabulous evening.

  22. Auntie Allyn September 21, 2009 at 07:10 #

    Love the hair, love the top . . . the red color suits you perfectly! Hope the evening was fun, but you know that you can’t leave us hanging! Status report, please!

  23. Claudine Celebuski September 21, 2009 at 08:36 #

    I like that top, too. I made one several years ago from a wool knit. You may have noticed that the grain line on the sleeves of this top is different on the right and left sleeves. My knit shrunk more in one direction than the other, so there ended up being a huge difference in the sleeve lengths. Watch out for that.

  24. Lindsay T September 21, 2009 at 09:56 #

    V. cute top on you. You do good with knits; me, not so much. Love the new hair color, it’s saucy!

  25. africaliving September 21, 2009 at 11:41 #

    This is super cute!!! I’ve gone straight to Ebay Italy (Which has more Burdas for some reason) and ordered an English version of this issue. Any type of knit that doesn’t involve setting in sleeves is a winner!

  26. Summerset September 21, 2009 at 11:51 #

    Love the new hair! I think the top is spot on – casual yet a bit sexy.

  27. Gigi September 21, 2009 at 13:28 #

    Love the hair and the top! So, was it a “date” or not?

  28. brocadegoddess September 21, 2009 at 14:06 #

    Another one joins the red-headed league – excellent!!

    Great top too, I’m so needing stuff like that. I still have garments I want to make from my first issue of 11/99.

    I think a neat variation of this one would be to have a mirrored style line on the other side of the front. I know it would negate the ‘faux-wrap’ look, but I think it could be cool as a style idea of its own.

  29. laura September 21, 2009 at 14:35 #

    I like that you used the same color over all and didn’t go with contrasting prints. It looks very smart! My first real date with Hans didn’t start until after 11 PM! I don’t think either one of us it up to that anymore. I do hope you had a nice evening.

  30. Izzie September 21, 2009 at 15:19 #

    Cute top! I like the wide V-neck on you. I think I may have this pattern too.

  31. sallyjo September 21, 2009 at 18:59 #

    I love those glasses! So, how’s your love life (she says as she ducks)?
    Blouse is awesome. I think I’ve lost the ability to see what a pattern could look like in different fabric.

  32. Leslie September 22, 2009 at 00:32 #

    Great choice! I surprisingly really like the cut on sleeve on you, I’m not usually a fan.

  33. Isabelle September 23, 2009 at 05:33 #

    Super cute top! Love the style and I too think it was perfect for this kind of “date”. I hope you had a good time. :)

  34. Neecha September 24, 2009 at 17:32 #

    I love your new hair color! Your top was perfect and did it turn out to be a “real date?”

  35. Vicki September 27, 2009 at 22:56 #

    Cute top. Hope the “date” went well!

  36. katharinec September 29, 2009 at 13:08 #

    Don’t you look lovely! Perfectly on-pitch too for a little night out, Leslie and Christine are great advisers.

  37. Mardel October 15, 2009 at 09:38 #

    Cute top. Like the red too. I’m a bit (a mile) behind and am trying to catch up both in blogland and actual sewingmachineland

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