Saturday, 1 October 2011

Knitted Top (Diana Moden)

Knitted top from Diana Moden magazine 4/2011-13.

I don't use original Diana patterns much but this one was could change my opinion. It is simple, didn't need any alterations and fits nicely.
I would love to write that I was going to sew the long sleeves top from the beginning but this would be untruth. This beautiful knit border fabric was expected to become this Burda pattern. I did make this dress later using another fabric, will post about it in a different post.

But I couldn't fit the pattern into the piece of fabric that I had and to coordinate it with the border print.
So I cut the dress from the La Mia Boutique magazine 03/2011-12 (ШиК 8/2011).

Even though I added 1,5 cm on each side seam which in total makes 6 cm the dress was tight in hip area and fit badly (even with my bottom measurements being smaller than LMB measurement scale). With my previous exciting experience with LMB knit dress I was quiet relaxed when started with this pattern. The pattern was not only very tight but has a very peculiar sleeves as well. So I left with a cut piece of the lovely fabric. I trasformed it to the top from Diana magazine and it worked like miracle. Not only the top fits well but the sewing was relaxing and fast, actual stitching took not more than two or three hours. I didn't have enough fabric left for long sleeves and had to add cuffs. They are still a bit short but I can live with it.
I love this fabric in top pattern even more than when it was a dress and as a bonus it coordinate well with my long knitted vest that I showed here.


  1. I think you used this fabric at its best.

  2. Wow! So beautiful! you had a great success with this fabric and the model chosen, although all the difficulties the lack of it. Wonderful job!!!