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


14 Responses to “Red Christmas Top”

  1. Aly Says:

    very beautiful, congrats!! 🙂

  2. Debra Says:

    I love your “Red Christmas Top” and love to crochet. Where did you get the instructions? I looked, but could not find. Really cute!

  3. adriennenixon Says:


  4. Alexandra Says:

    Great top! I love the crochet/fabric combination.

  5. Maja Says:

    Great top Mirela!And thanks for the kiss!

  6. mirela Says:

    Thanks everyone!
    For the crochet part I followed part of this schema until it fit right, then I finished with a border of 5 double crochet in one sg, skip 3, sc in the next st, skip 3 and 5 double crochet in the next st.

    This site has quite a lot of available patterns, and with the schemas I can understand them…

  7. Tany Says:

    It’s FABULOUS!!! Great job!

    Happy New Year, Mirela!

  8. Grace Says:

    Gorgeous top!

  9. Angel Says:

    I love your top, it is simple and elegant. I wish I could work with crochet as good as you.

  10. Teodora Says:

    Ah, acesta este mai mult decit atragator! ;))
    adica “more than sex-appeal”. Mi-ai dat o idee minunata cu partea de material cu pliuri. Trebuie neaparat sa incerc si eu ! Topul il poti transforma chiar si intr-o rochita super-vaporoasa din …organza? matase? ceva pina deasupra genunchiului , bine infoiat…sau cu o curelusa crosetata identic cu corsetul….hmmm…e ora cam tirzie, daca bat cimpii aiurea sa ma ierti!;))

  11. mirela Says:

    Thanks everyone!

    @Teo – You are right! I might even follow your advice and make a summer dress! I love it when ideas fly through my head, just wish there was more time to create them, one by one!

  12. Teodora Says:

    I’m sure you will make it great and I hope to see it as a masterpiece on your blog! 😉
    But I just can’t wait untill…then. Can’t you hurry just a little ? ;))

  13. jackie Says:

    I would love to get the pattern of the crochet
    part of your Red Christmas Top. It is lovely.

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