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Posted on:7/27/14 1:20 AM
Project Photo:Burda: 6911 by KatC83

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Pattern Rating:Great Wardrobe Builder
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people    Very Helpful by 3 people   
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Available for sale on PR: $9.71 $12.95 Pattern Details
Fabric:Cotton-Lycra Knit  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
Sophisticated, entwined front parts give both the shirt and the dress a special look. The bi-elastic jersey provides shape retention and a perfect fit. The dress has got a flared skirt with nicely draped panels.

Pattern Sizing:
8-20. I made a 10.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Pretty much! I think Burda, in general, is pretty realistic with their styling.

Were the instructions easy to follow?
No. They were rubbish, actually. The only complicated(ish) bits are the facings and the twist front, and both of these instructions make very little sense. This was not the first twist front I've made, but I resorted to pinning the shoulders onto my mannequin and just pulling and pinning until it looked right. I couldn't, even now, explain how exactly it needs to be done.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the style, and that Burda suggests using striped fabric. I don't think the instructions are very good at all - they would be nearly useless for a beginner, yet this is not a complex design.

Fabric Used:
Very lightweight and soft cotton jersey. I think it *may* have a tiny bit of elastane, but not much.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
None. I love this style!

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would love to sew all the different versions on the pattern envelope! This is a flattering and comfortable style.

Conclusion:
A comfortable top with some useful options, but beware of the instructions.
Available for sale on PR: $9.71 $12.95 Pattern Details
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maryfrana said...
Hello KatC83. I need help. I'm making this top right now and do not know if I am supposed to cut it on the center front line (in the middle more or less of the seam no. 1 line.) I can't see how the twist fits in otherwise, yet am scared to cut. Please advise.
9/17/14 8:15 PM
Pj3g said...
Thanks Kat! I was hoping you knew for sure. Anyway, tell your dog he has a twin brother in Wisconsin!
7/29/14 6:57 PM
KatC83 said...
Thank you all! (hahaha BlueSkysAhead, my dog does chew a lot of my stuff). Pj3g, our dog is also a shelter dog - he's a Boxer x Ridgeback, we think.
7/29/14 3:55 AM
Pj3g said...
Very cute top! If you don't mind me asking, what breed is your dog? It looks exactly the same as my son and DIL's dog whose breed is unknown--he came from a shelter. Thanks!
7/28/14 9:13 PM
ASiverson said...
Lovely top! You did a great job, and looks like your doggie appreciates it also! TFS!
7/28/14 9:54 AM
BlueSkysAhead said...
I thought you were going to say it didn't work so you gave it to the dog. Haha. Or the dog stole it and chewed it up. Cute top. I see the twist and tops and say too complicated. Yours is nice.
7/27/14 1:35 PM
SewWil said...
Very pretty top!
7/27/14 11:33 AM
 
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