I have sewn myself a top to wear to some dinners and functions we have been invited to over this busy time of year. Ages ago I bought a sparkly metallic jersey from Lincraft in the 40% off sale. The material was not expensive to begin with and with 40% off it became a real bargain. I decided to use Burdastyle 07-2013-110, essentially view C in glitter jersey. View A and B are shown in the downloads on the Burda site. They are all the same pattern just made in different fabrics.
I then polled my sewing buddies to see if anyone could spare a scrap of gold or black satin and one friend generously gave me the small piece of black satin I needed for the straps. Incidentally, another sewing buddy gifted me some metallic threads and I used the gold thread to hand quilt the straps - good to have friends, eh?
The instructions did not read well the first time I went through them, but did fall into place when I was sewing the top. I really enjoyed hand quilting the straps. There is very thin pellon/batting (iron-on) inside the shoulder straps. I really like this finish. I had planned to use black metallic thread to quilt them with but made a sample and preferred the gold and I think it ties the black straps into the gold/black of the jersey.
The only adjustment I made to the pattern was to shorten the top by 4cm, essentially removing the hem allowance.
The only negatives to this top is that I think it is quite boxy, but it does make it easy to wear and the cowl is very low, but as an evening top I can live with that. Surprisingly the metallic jersey wasn't that hard to work with and pressed quite well. I have worn it to one function already and have at least 2 more before Christmas I can wear it to without having the same people see it.
I have reviewed the pattern here (but probably don't say anything extra in the review, to what I have said here).
I have also made a pair of Tessuti Chloe pants but need to get photos to blog about it. My current project is quilting my scrap quilt.
Ciao folks... enjoy all the socialising this time of year brings!