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Pattern Reviews> Burda> 8100 (Women's Tunic)

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Posted on:8/21/06 11:34 PM
Last Updated:8/21/06 11:41 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people    Very Helpful by 5 people   
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Aless said... (2/2/09 1:43 AM) Reply
I am in the process of putting this top together, and think that I can shed some light on the sleeve problem. I believe that the sleeves have been notched incorrectly- i.e. the front should be the back on the sleeve pattern piece. Fold the sleeve in half lengthwise after sewing the underarm sleeve.You'll see that the fullest part of the top of the sleeve is marked as being the front when, in fact, it should be at the back (there is -usually-more bulk behind our shoulder than in front of it). So, mark notches on both front and back of bodice pieces at equal distances from the side seam(use the incorrectly marked Front That Should Be The Back Notch to mark the other notch on the bodice armholes). The sleeve cap has too much ease. On my size(22), it needs ,by my trial and error method,1.5 cms removed at the shoulder seam point. After easing the sleeve cap as per instructions, slide the top of the sleeve cap up/above the bodice shoulder seam by 1.5 cms. Pin temporarily in place and measure the 1.5 cm seam allowance on the bodice section. Pin sleeve to bodice at this seam allowance point. Thus there will be 1.5 cms of sleeve cap sticking up beyond the garment shoulder seam. Gradually taper this unwanted eased fabric back towards the bodice notches(near the side seam) till the seam allowances once again are equal ,pinning at the s/a as you go. I hope that this helps someone else who likes the look of this pattern but is wary of it. Once I did the above, the sleeve went in beautifully.
*Jessica* said... (10/8/06 1:26 PM) Reply
i like the fabric :) great job!
jessika said... (8/22/06 11:47 AM) Reply
Yes I eased in the sleeve per the pattern directions. Should I not have?
slanden99 said... (8/22/06 10:33 AM) Reply
Pretty tunic. I like the lace. did you ease in the sleeve? Perhaps the problem was just easing in the sleeve cap. Is this what happened?
OP Gal said... (8/22/06 10:27 AM) Reply
Kudos for your charity sewing. Thanks for the review. I've been considering sewing this, but now I'm not so sure.
jbrewer said... (8/22/06 8:35 AM) Reply
You did a good thing! I'm sure someone at the Career Closet will love it.
Lori V said... (8/22/06 8:26 AM) Reply
Nice looking top, sorry the pattern didn't work for you. Sounds like a wonderful charity to help.
 
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