Burda Style 12-2012-126 – Holiday Sparkle


My Mom found this sparkly fabric while shopping with me at Tissus Mode De L’Orme last summer. I always enjoy my Mom’s input when shopping. She has a great eye for finding interesting fabrics. Before having children my Mom made most of her clothes. She was known for choosing the perfect fabric for a pattern. She has not lost the knack over time. Growing up, my Mom made most of our clothes. Everything she made was wonderful and never looked homemade. I remember singing in the Christmas choir one year with my sisters as we wore our holiday maxi dresses. I felt very special in that dress. These days I make my own holiday outfits. I enjoy being holiday party-ready with an assortment of outfits that sparkle in my closet.


Burda refers to this top as having a “deep V”. They are not exaggerating. No amount of taping or pinning would have made this comfortable to wear. I opted to wear a camisole under my top. I normally avoid a camisole but in this case I’m very happy with the combination of the camisole and top.12-2012-126-line-drawing

The fabric is a lightweight knit. It was a remnant that measured a little more than 1 yard so I was limited in what I could sew. This pattern requires 1 yard (60″wide) for size 34. The top is simple to sew (and trace). The patterns calls for an invisible side zipper. In hindsight it wasn’t necessary. I don’t use the zipper. The combination of knit fabric and wide open neckline make the top easy to put on and take off without using the zipper.

Here I am competing for attention with our friend’s Christmas tree 🙂


The picture below is a good shot of the top, not such a good one of me. I think I look like a “Bobble Head” in this picture. It was one of the first ones my fashion photographer took while I ran around between the guests trying to get festive shots of my top. He had not adjusted the camera yet so my head looks disproportionately large.


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12 thoughts on “Burda Style 12-2012-126 – Holiday Sparkle

  1. LOVE this top! It’s gorgeous.

    Could you have added a modesty panel running from side seam to side seam on the front for this? The top would be indecent without something underneath….

  2. Your top is gorgeous and looks great on you! I would love to find such a wonderful fabric! If I try this top (and your version tempts me greatly), I might make a few partial camis to go under the front only, to hit just below the bottom of my bra. I might snap them in at the shoulder using tiny snaps, since I overheat easily. The lovely details show up so much better in your version than the Burda mag photos… GREAT JOB!

  3. Well, the holiday decoration didn’t fall far from the tree, eh? LOL! That’s my way of saying that you evidently take after your mom in having the gift of picking out interesting fabrics and making things that don’t look “homemade”! Well, done, Mom and you! Very pretty top and the camisole looks like it was meant to go with. Happy Holidays!

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