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Burda twist top 6911

Burda twist top

The twist top has such an allure for us sew lovers doesn’t it? I remember a time in the mid noughties when everyone was doing them. I loved the one from the 04/2005 issue of Burdastyle magazine, think I did three versions, including a dress. But unfortunately I borrowed that particularly issue from the library and my trace is now sadly gone. So I was thrilled when I saw that Burda has released a new twist top pattern for their catalog.

The pattern number is 6911. Of course I hoped that it would be the exact same as my beloved Burda magazine pattern. But alas it was not. The two main differences are the front seam and that the front neckline is not stitched down, instead it is just folded inside with a raw hem, which felt weird at first but it does stay put. Also the actual pattern is drafted differently.

Burda twist top

Notice the folded neckline with no seam. I think the dart seams that runs across the bust is supposed to be lower down or even under the bust, but on me they ride up a bit.

Burda twist top

The back neckline which has a regular top stitch.

Burda twist top

Very happy about the fit and I will surely use this pattern again. The top is made of a soft wool/lycra jersey, perfect for fall. My review is over at Pattern Review and I highly recommend this pattern, even though it has a few unusual construction methods.


  • Jenny
    September 21, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    You look beautiful in this top! Makes me want to dig out my twist top patterns.

  • Grenadine
    July 16, 2017 at 12:28 am

    Super cute, I love your version ! I’ve just bought the pattern, hope I will get such a pretty top as yours !

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  • Sue
    July 31, 2020 at 7:56 am

    I am having difficulties with the ‘twist’ -perhaps it just needs to in a body to sit nicely?

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