The pattern is from the January issue of Burda magazine (#116). Back in January, Summerset kindly offered to trace it for me when I admired her own version; she also sent me a satiny jersey that was just perfect for this top (along with lots of other thoughtful gifts, too!).
I cannot say much else about the pattern than has already been said… It’s a clever design and comes together easily.
Since I started this at a time when I was in a frenzy, I finished the edges with a rolled hem on my serger to speed up the process (you could also do this on a sewing machine, with a satin stitch = a narrow zigzag stitch).
The body section’s neckline is elasticized, so that it doesn’t gape. Looking at the pictures, though, I realize that a bit of elastic along the ties around the neck may not be a bad idea either, as it has a tendency to curl outwards. Another proof that blogging definitely improves our sewing skills!
Summerset’s fabric is deliciously smooth against the skin, and I adore wearing this top. For work, I layer a black tee underneath for modesty (and extra warmth!). On weekends and evenings, I wear it on its own. This top has become my new favourite in my wardrobe.