20.4.11

Burda Yoga Top


Fabric:  Organic cotton jersey from Tessuti, that has been sitting in my stash for a while.
Pattern:  Burdastyle 7/2010/111.  Tany has posted a tutorial here and illustrated pictures here.

The instructions for this pattern called for Vilene / Pellon G 785 interfacing.  I thought that the right sort of interfacing might be important, so I held off until I could get some.  When I was at Spotlight on the weekend, they wanted $20 for a 90 cm square of this interfacing.  That seemed a little excessive for what has been described around here as a "glorified boob tube", so I went home and got sewing without it.  I did use some interfacing for the centre panel, but it was not a knit interfacing.  I didn't quite follow the instructions properly (can't seem to concentrate these days) and the interfacing was showing, so I stuck another piece of fabric between the centre panel and the straps, which is that bubbly bit you can see in the middle.  I admit that everything would probably be smoother with the interfacing, but it is okay, and less noticeable in real life than in the above photo.

I modified the pattern to incorporate a bandeau style shelf bra.  I know that shelf bras do not offer the best support, but it is enough to make me feel more comfortable wearing the top.  I cut separate pieces for the bandeau, but extending the fold-under facing would probably have done the job.  The depth of the bandeau is 14 cm, including the 2 cm wide elastic at the bottom edge.  I also put some elastic along the top edge of the top.

Now I am way too highly strung for yoga, so the top is unlikely to ever make it to a yoga class, but I think that it will get plenty of wear anyways.

8 comments:

  1. Very nice. It looks lovely around your shoulders. It us such an interesting and intriguing design that if you wore it to a yoga class the other meditators would be unable to concentrate. Stay away I say!

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  2. Beautiful... love the modern design!

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  3. You look very stylish in your nicely made top!

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  4. I could not work out how this was made when I saw it in Burda, so it is good to see that other people are much more clever than I. The top is much more interesting than a boob tube!

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  5. I love this top on you - it is gorgeous - and one Burda pattern I will never touch in my life! Good variation to put some support in the front, I'm sure that makes it a lot more practical. It's a really interesting design.

    I am surprised the interfacing is so expensive. I have paid much than that for bag interfacing in the past. it's REALLY expensive.

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  6. Amazing! It looks like they'd charge you $98 at your yoga class to buy one!

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  7. Smile, I would if I'd made that top and looked that good in it!

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