Archive for December, 2008

Red Christmas Top

December 27, 2008

Red Christmas Top, originally uploaded by fmirela.

Yarn: Patons Brilliant: radiant red, almost 2 skeins.
Hook: 3.5mm
Fabric: taffeta

For the upper part of the top I used this mettalic sparkling yarns and half double crochet stitches for tighter work, so it did not require underlining.
The fabric is cut based on a Burda pattern from WOF 09/2007.
I ironed the pleats first using steam and water on the folds. Stitched the right side seam, inserted the zipper on the left, hemmed the lower and upper parts, and attached the cups (sewn by machine).
For the hem I used this tutorial from BurdaStyle:
Red Christmas Top

BurdaStyle’ Slideshows

December 16, 2008

Ok the Big Top Secret feature from BurdaStyle is out! Read about this here:

BurdaStyle Slideshow

A few weeks ago I was asked to take some pictures of me and my sewing room for this addition to the site.
Every featured member has a few photos of their sewing rooms, some of them are very impressive neat and tidy!
Have a look at where we unravel our creativity and here is my sewing room:

My Sewing Room

On the sewing table is Alina’ striped top with burgundy satin ribbon. I have to get her to photograph it…

On the Dress form: the Red Christmas top in progress. Crochet cups and pleated taffeta.

Sewing Thread and some fabrics for future projects:

Me at work, the kind of work I love to do.
At work
The pink and white stripes herring bone top was made a long time ago by mom. Candy sweet I love it!

The Red Christmas top is finished, pictures are ready I just have to write about it so keep checking!