I love the way Erdem utilizes border prints, especially this one worn by the Duchess of Cambridge.
This fabric has been in my stash for awhile, waiting it's turn. I was initially excited to order it, but as it sometimes happens with online fabric purchases I was a bit let down. It is a very thin, clingy knit. Vogue 8731 was my pattern choice, since I had great success with it right out of the pattern envelope, as you can see here. Unfortunately, I had to scrap my plans for the longer, tunic length due to this fabric's clingy nature. The sleeves are made using a thin, burn-out knit off of the Red Tag table at JoAnn's from a year or so ago, which I also used to bind the neckline.
Too bad my inspired design fell short.....as is obvious below. This top does nothing for me!
(Photo taken at the Saturday knitting group at the local Tim Horton's)
Even with my disappointment, this top isn't a complete wadder, tho not sure I'll wear it outside the privacy of my own home :-)!
Final thoughts: great pattern, pretty fabric but poor quality. Win some, lose some.