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Pattern Reviews> Burda> 8899 (Twin set)

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Posted on:5/30/02 2:10 PM
Last Updated:5/31/02 8:48 PM


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your outfit is beautiful, Deepika
5/30/02 2:06 AM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
said...
I'm happy to see this review as I also have this pattern but haven't used it yet. Was the skirt style similar to what you have been looking for in a knit skirt (i.e. smooth at the waist with few gathers?)
5/30/02 2:16 AM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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yes Paula, its kind of like that more so because I used a smaller size than usual and the fit is pretty similar to what I had in mind.
5/30/02 2:26 AM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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This outfit looks great. It fits beautifully and you are right - the fabric is perfect. I'm glad you finished it before your machine started giving you trouble!
5/30/02 8:38 AM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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Karla, this one I had finished a while ago. I was a little lazy in writing a review because this is OOP. But I am glad that atleast this review helped Paula who already has this pattern.
5/30/02 8:57 AM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
said...
What a pretty outfit!
5/30/02 10:17 AM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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What a lovely outfit! It is hard to believe that you were a beginner just a few months ago. About adding a button closure. It is super easy to just add an extension to the fronts. It must extend past the center front marking far enough to accomodate the button width you plan to use. Then add enough width to turn over and topstitch. You can put in a strip of interfacing if desired, to reenforce the buttonholes and button area.(I usually make the front extensions about 2" past the CF line, but it depends on the fabric.) For more on this, Marcy Tilton's book on knits has other ideas for adding a sewn on cardigan band to a pattern that doesn't have one.
5/30/02 10:43 AM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
said...
Deepika, that is so pretty, and it looks great on you!
5/30/02 11:29 AM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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Thanks everyone for the kind words of encouragement! Mini are you talking about This Book?
5/30/02 11:32 AM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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Yes, that's what I meant. I wasn't awake when I left the last message:). It's the one I reviewed. I should have said it has ideas about sewing knit tops, although it isn't really about knits. The Stretch & Sew knit book also shows how to create a cardigan band that works for ribbing or self fabric.
5/30/02 12:56 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
said...
Beautiful outfit, it fits you perfectly! Great job!
5/30/02 1:07 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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Deepika, this is a great outfit! Those extra touches like the twin needle stitching with woolly nylon. can make a garment look so professional. I hate this is OOP.
5/30/02 1:20 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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Yes Rennie, I used a lot of cool techniques and products in this outfit and I am glad it turned out well.
5/30/02 1:21 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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Deepika, did your machine give you any trouble while making this outfit? I was reading Karla's post and she mentioned something about your machine "giving you trouble."??
5/30/02 1:41 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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No Lisa, this outfit was fine. My SM started giving me problems just recently, but hopefully I have found the problem. Read this post if you are interested.
5/30/02 1:52 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
said...
Wow! your outfit looks amazing, Deepika. I'm going to run out to Joann's and hope they still have that pattern! And if they don't still have that pattern I'm going to buy that fabric! Thanks for the inspiration!
5/30/02 3:17 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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What a lovely outfit! You are so right that this is a classic pattern. You are going to receive many compliments when you wear this! It's a shame it is OOP...I wonder if we can try and bring it back? I would definitely add this pattern to my collection if it can be found.
5/30/02 8:43 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
said...
beautiful outfit and great fabric.
5/30/02 9:29 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
said...
Deepika - Gorgeous!!!!! You did a great job!
5/30/02 11:29 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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Deepika, your results look better than the pattern envelope! Burda envelopes sometimes don't give the best representation of how a pattern will really look, so you deserve applause for figuring out that this ensemble would look classic, not frumpy, with the proper alterations for fit and sewing techniques. How heavy was the cotton/lycra you used? T-shirt weight, or a little heavier? And do you think this pattern would work in slinky?
5/31/02 11:45 AM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
said...
Deepika, that is a beautiful outfit. I predict FFC will sell out of 'BEBE' very shortly! :) What a great inspiration you have given us. Thanks for posting it, even if it is OOP.
5/31/02 12:02 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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Thanks Skymom, with the amount of time I spent on altering and fixing this pattern, I would have been dissappointed had it not come out good but thank god it did. Plus as I mentioned above I experimented with some new notions and techniques. Regarding the fabric, this is the first time I have sewn on Cotton/Lycra so I don't know how to compare it to other cotton/lycras but to answer your question it was slightly heavier than t-shirt fabric and yes I think this pattern would work in slinky.
5/31/02 12:10 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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One word: Wow.
6/1/02 2:14 AM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
said...
This outfit couldn't be cuter! I'm working on a knit soon and can't wait to try your hem techniques!
8/16/02 4:25 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
Katharine in BXL said...
Deepika, look in Claire Schaeffer's "High Fashion Sewing Secrets" book, pp. 235-7 for adding buttons & buttonholes. It basically says to measure the button width and add that to the each side of the front closure (CF) with 1/8"added for overlap. Good luck! BTW, glad you took in the sides. Looks great! Katharine in the Netherlands
8/5/03 7:14 AM
 
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