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Pattern Reviews> BurdaStyle Magazine> 03-2010-124 (Short sleeve tuxedo shirt)

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Posted on:5/30/11 7:07 AM
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taylormade said... (6/1/11 7:27 AM) Reply
Glad itt finally made sense! If you don'y like the blouse buttoned up all the way, perhaps you could wear it like a little jacket and cami underneath? Good "working" with you :) M.T.
Red Dragon said... (6/1/11 4:37 AM) Reply
Mary, thank you soooo much for explaining this! I gave up last night and tossed the buttonhole band and mocked it up how I thought it should work. I can add your instructions to the pattern envelope now and use it if I ever go back. Thanks for the support, all. Tracy
taylormade said... (5/31/11 12:41 PM) Reply
Red dragon, I just spent about 1/2 hour writing you a note about this pattern which I pulled out and studied, and then I lost the comment! I'm so bummed I was going to forget it, but then I've done all this work and so I might as well share! Your top opens all the way down. There are 8 buttons, 4 of which are marked on the band, and the next three are on the "buttonhole band'. then there is one on the collar edge. So essentially the buttonhole band is cut per instructions and then stitched on the short ends RST, turned right side out, pressed, and the folded edge lines up with the front edge of your blouse band. It is attached on the bottom of the blouse. (If you measure that section it is about 13 3/4" the length of the buttonhole band.) They want you to attach it to the seam allowance of the self facing that you've turned in (vertical basting they mention) and it should line up with the bottom of the blouse front band once you have sewn the facing on the bottom band closed (Just turn the facing back on itself and stitch across the bottom to finish the edge). The b. band should be no longer than the blouse band when finished. I read through the instructions about 5 times and each time it made a little more sense to me. They have you hemming the top before you attach the bands. Then when you finish the band everything will line up. They also have you working the buttonholes after everything is sewn together and you might want to rethink that! Hopes this helps1 Mary Taylor
Kemish said... (5/30/11 12:05 PM) Reply
I understand your frustration in using Burda instructions. As they say, "I feel your pain". I usually give up on them and go to a how-to sewing book which usually can provide the basic sewing process, and then I usually guess fom there. Not the best method I suppose but it seems the only way -for me- to get the project done.
froggiebecky said... (5/30/11 11:26 AM) Reply
I may be wrong, too..but I think you are supposed to flip the button band so it is right side out, fold/press the seam allowances so that they are inside the button band, and stitch them down, either by topstitching near the edge of the band, or by hand-stitching the band closed.
Amanda.Claire said... (5/30/11 7:45 AM) Reply
I may be wrong, but I think after one side of the band is attached lengthwise, that you fold it to back on itself, stitch the bottom edge and then turn it back right side out. I would trim the inside seam allowance at the bottom edge too.
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