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Sheryl in TX
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Date: 2/23/13 7:16 PM

Hi Folks,

I am very new to sewing garments. I need a bias cut tank top pattern and would like the expertise of those who are experienced. Thank you so much!

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Date: 2/23/13 10:29 PM

I have been very happy with Burda 7509. There are several reviews you can read through.

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Date: 2/23/13 10:39 PM

You can hardly go wrong with the Burda pattern, as has been mentioned.

Just locate the measurement chart that is to be found somewhere usually on the pattern sheet, and follow the instructions right down to the letter to determine your proper sizes in various parts of your body.

Many, perhaps most, people skip this step, thinking it will take too much time, but if you do it exactly as recommended, you will wind up with a personalized pattern--a very rare commodity indeed, for the price.
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Date: 2/24/13 1:08 AM

Hi SewLiz,

Wow, that is a nice pattern. I checked it out and looked at the reviews too. This may be the one! Thanks!

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Date: 2/24/13 1:09 AM

Thank you Elona! I will follow this down to the letter to check my size. I really appreciate your help! :)

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Date: 2/24/13 1:26 AM

Hi Sewliz and Elona!

I just ordered the Burda tank pattern! I really appreciate the help that both of you ladies have given me. This is such a nice place and I'm so glad that I asked this tank pattern question here. I read all the reviews and have a bit of confidence about this pattern. I will most likely sew up an inexpensive muslin before I cut into my new white linen.

See you later and I will try to post a review, although it won't be for a couple of weeks. I have some embroidery work for some folks that is due first. :)

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Date: 2/24/13 1:36 AM

Quote: Sewliz
I have been very happy with Burda 7509. There are several reviews you can read through.

I have just sewed two tops using Burda 7509
Have to say I am thrilled with the pattern, love the bias cut.

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Date: 2/24/13 5:02 AM

That Burda pattern does look really nice, but I have several tank top patterns, and am wondering if there is a reason why it wouldn't work for me to just lay one out on the bias instead of the straight of grain.

I have a small piece of sulk dupioni that I'm thinking of using for this. Does anyone know if that would create a problem?

Rose

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Date: 2/24/13 11:23 AM

Bias garments tend to stretch top to bottom, getting longer and narrower with time. They cling too which, if the fit is good, is very flattering. You get a subtle cupping under the fullest part of the body, like the bust and hips. It's a good idea to take into consideration your body type and how much you like things to cling. I'd say your comfort level with knits would be a start. Also, look at the reviews of this top. There is a ice variety of body types for the sewers who have made the Burda Cami. I learned a lot by looking at those review garments.

A couple of suggestions for working with bias. You might try hanging the fabric overnight first, manageable since a tank takes small yardage; see if the cloth re-proportions itself. Measure before and after? Or, you could make generous seam allowances on the side seams in case you've got to give yourself more width. With bias, I always hang before hemming- but this is usually with a skirt. The bias will dip down inconsistently and need to be trimmed by measuring from the floor up to get an even hem.

Also, several of the reviewers talked about the bias stretching out on the neckline and armholes which call for bias binding turned to the inside. Several had extra fullness on the back neck and resolved it by making 2 back-neckline darts. If you need a FBA, do the pattern adjustment first before cutting out; otherwise the needed dart will pop up in the armhole area and be hard to get rid of in the garment.

It's such a simple (deceptively!) and small garment, I say go for it- you haven't much to lose. Please report back.

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