|BurdaStyle Magazine: 09-2012-104 (Turtle neck top) - Type:Tops |
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|Reviewed by:||Nan Kay|
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|Posted on:||2/9/13 12:46 PM |
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|Fabric:||Sweater Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|I've been sewing a lot this winter, but not reviewing anything because what I have been making is so basic I can't imagine them as being interesting to anyone or all that useful anyway. But, this top is so easy and worth the time to show it to you! So here it is!|
Pattern Description: I have listed the Burda 9-2012-104 as the main part of this top because that is what I used for the body. The neck line is taken from a now out of print ButterickpictureThen I cut the cowel collar to be 10" high after it was finished. So it is much fuller than the B5247. This makes a nice full collar in light knits.
Pattern Sizing: The body is cut on the 38 lines with 1/4 inch seams. Which is what I would cut most Burda magazine pattern tops over.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?No, it doesn't really look like the original pattern!
Were the instructions easy to follow?Hmm, this doesn't need instructions. This was a serger top.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I love the body of the Burda pattern and the neckline of the Butterick is exactly what I wanted, of course the collar could be changed according to how heavy a knit you are working with. Soft knits can be much deeper and still drape well, where a heavier knit would get a little suffocating!
Fabric Used:This was a heathered sweater knit jersey from FabricMart Fabrics. It was $5.99 a yard and takes about 2 yards.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:I used two patterns, tracing the neck of the B5247 to fit the top of the shoulder of the Burda pattern. For the collar I used the neckline from the B5247 and extended the fold of the collar to the height I wanted it to be, for this fabric that was 20". The top was completely stitched on the serger except for the hems which I did on the CoverPro. From start to finish this is less than a 2 hour project. Now that the pattern is already created it takes about an hour and a half to make.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Absolutely.
Conclusion: This is my favorite cowel neck top. The Burda 9-2012-104 is also my favorite turtle neck top and I might even get around to making the Butterick 5247 now that it is out of the envelope! As for my "friend" I really wish he didn't think the ironing board belonged to him!