Edited later: Sorry there are so many amendments to this post since I wrote it this morning!! SO this top is available in Europe for EUR 230.00 and not $3000 as I saw it on Net-a-Porter in the morning, it changes to $334 by 2pm (hence the trail in the comment box). The fact remains that it is still cheaper to make your own version (so no excuse people!). So I amended the post for those who have seen the morning version to reflect the new pricing. Phew - the editing is nearly as big as the actual post!!
There are a few reasons why I am keen to improve on my dressmaking skills - one of them is to able to recreate some items of my favourite fashion designers, for instance Isabel Marant, and save some pennies in the process.
I love Isabel Marant's style (I knitted my first jumper because of her) but I cannot afford her items (well maybe one if I am on a serious shopping spree), unless she does a collaboration with H&M.
Pattern: from Burdastyle 04/2014;
Fabric: Fredo Linen (latte not that keen on ecru): The Fabric Godmother or
this printed Silk gauze from MacCulloch and Wallis
Probable modifications: ruffles (see my tutorial here) and shorten the sleeves
to be honest my main issue with the Burdastyle top is its length, so I would have to lengthen it, no one wants to see my stretch marks
Top: You can buy it on NaP
So let's do the maths...
Hmmm.. I am sure you could even invest the money you would save into a sewing course!
I already wanted to make the top when I bought the current issue of the BurdaStyle magazine (one of my favourite issues). Well, I just want to have/make it, like now!! Even Mr MiH will be impressed!