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|Burda: 7854 (Vest/Waistcoat) - Type:Vests |
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|Posted on:||11/20/12 2:50 PM |
|Last Updated:||11/22/12 5:12 PM|
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|Pattern Rating:||Great Wardrobe Builder |
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|Fabric:||Cotton [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: |
A hip-length vest/waistcoat with figure-accenting section seams is the perfect partner for pants/trousers and pullover. Make it from quilted fabric for a sporty look or use faux fur for dramatic impact. Both will warm you on cooler days.
8-20. I have recently lost weight and was not sure which size to use, I intended to trace a 14 but did a 12 by mistake. I just about got away with it, I have another 8lb to lose so it should be just right by then.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Not really, but that is a result of the changes I made
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Not bad, this was the first lined garment I have made for many a year and I suspect there may be easier ways than the method I followed from the Burda instructions.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the armhole princess and also the collar which keeps my neck warm.
Outer fabric: Olive cotton moleskin bought in Paris on my first ever PR meet up. Lining is a brocade with dragon flies bought from M Rosenburg and Son their website seems to be under maintenance at the moment but I'm sure their great fabrics will return.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
The main change is to shorten the pattern, in the event, I seem to have shortened it a bit too much. I will add an inch or so next time.
When I met up with some of my European PR friends, Sigrid helped me with the fit.
I used a moleskin instead of a fur or quilted fabric. I hate to think how difficult it would be to sew the collar with fur.
I added a wedge shape to the collar centre back so it stood away from my neck (I have had surgery on my neck and it doesn't like pressure)
I added two inside pockets - one for my phone and one for a hanky phone pocket
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I will make this again, a bit longer next time. I forgot to do the under collar on the bias, I also didn't allow for turn of cloth, I'm sure I will do a better job next time.
Because it is designed for fur fabric, the centre front is lined rather than faced. I used a contrast lining and in hindsight this was not a great idea because it shows.
I definitely recommend this pattern, it is easy to fit and looks stylish.
Great pattern, it was a learning curve for me - I am still learning.
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