Burda’s famous bateau top three ways

Burda Magazine 02-2009-108

Well for someone who doesn’t like making the same thing more than once, why have I made this one three times so far? Guess it could be something to do with how easy this one is. It didn’t end up in Pattern Reviews Best Patterns for 2009 for nothing!

My first version was a simple red and grey ringstripe rayon jersey ( see the last photo). Worn a lot last winter and still looking good this winter.

This winter I tried out one of BurdaStyle’s patterns for a cardigan (more about that in another post maybe). I had a remnant about 50 cm wide and more than a metre long after making the cardigan. It was a lovely soft knit with great recovery and  a raised knobby surface in black. Enough to cut out another version of the bateau top, this time with three quarter length sleeves ( excuse the vampire look, I needed to overexpose this a bit to show the black fabric).

Summer came and, with it, new fabrics at my local store. How could I resist this red frilly fabric? The pattern sans sleeves was good for this too.

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