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Pattern Reviews> Burda> 8998 (T-Shirt)

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Reviewed by:Monica R
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Posted on:5/24/02 4:44 AM
Last Updated:12/29/02 11:29 PM
Pattern Size:Plus-Sized Regular 


Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people    Very Helpful by 8 people   
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said... (8/3/02 4:06 AM) Reply
Yes Sherril, I did notice this also. I thought that I made a mistake somewhere when I lowered my dart, so I did add to the front on my second top. Also, I also traced a size 16 at arms and neck and went out to a size 20 at side seams (I used a straight 18 on my first top, but got a better fit in the shoulders and neck by combining the sizes on the 2nd top.) When I put the sleeves in, it seemed like the armholes were too low or something in that area was not right. I don't know exactly what it was but when I lift my arms it pulls around the bust/underarm area and is uncomfortable and restricting. You might watch out for this also. I've made 3 tops from this pattern and finally gave up trying to fix it! I also gave up writing reviews because I feel bad that I rated this one as good, and then it turns out with so many flaws.
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said... (8/2/02 3:17 AM) Reply
I pin fitted the pattern and I think I found a problem with the pattern tissue. I cut a size 16 except for the side seams, where I used a size 20. I pinned out the dart and found that the front pattern piece no longer fit the back sideseam. The dart shortened it up so that the back hangs longer. If I remove the dart, the front then hangs longer than the back. Did you have any problem with the sideseams not being the same length when you used the dart?
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said... (8/1/02 7:51 PM) Reply
Sherril, I don't know if the tricot interfacing on the neck band will allow it to stretch enough to fit the neck hole. You could try it on a scrap first. But I would definitely cut the neck band shorter than the pattern piece given. It buckled out on every top I made no matter what type of fabric and I had to redo the neck band using the formula I gave above in my review. Let us know how your top turns out.
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said... (7/31/02 4:25 AM) Reply
I just bought the pattern tonight and plan on making it this week or next. Do you think it would help to fuse tricot interfacing to the neckline band? I have a figure similar to you and plan on making several knit tunic t-shirts to go over Christine Johnson's taper pants. Together they should make a comfortable, but not sloppy outfit to wear in the fall for teaching in.
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said... (5/28/02 11:09 PM) Reply
This looks like a wonderful pattern! It is so great to hear about the neckline ribbing suggestion.
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said... (5/25/02 10:37 PM) Reply
That's a must have pattern.
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said... (5/25/02 10:21 PM) Reply
Thank you for the review. Guess it's time to get this pattern out of my stash and actually SEW it!
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said... (5/24/02 9:53 AM) Reply
Thanks for the review. I was attracted to the picture in the Burda catalog, but haven't tried this yet. I like the fact that Burda recognizes the need for darts in their larger sizes-it's a timesaver.
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said... (5/24/02 9:07 AM) Reply
Sounds like a good basic pattern to have in our stash!
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said... (5/24/02 9:04 AM) Reply
Thank you so much for reviewing this pattern. I had unsuccessful results with a Kwik sew t-shirt pattern and I was looking for a simple tee and here it is! I will have to add this to my evergrowing pattern stash ;-)
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