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Pattern Reviews> BurdaStyle Magazine> 09-2010-121 (Turtleneck Top)

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Posted on:2/11/11 10:14 PM
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allycovey said... (1/31/12 3:36 PM) Reply
great idea thanks
mssewcrazy said... (1/31/12 7:32 AM) Reply
Thanks so much so I now know the front sleeve from the back for sure and can eliminate that as a problem. I can usually tell but when I looked at this one cut out I was not sure which was which. I am writing down what you said and putting with my magazine so in the future I can tell the front from the back. This was my first try with a burda magazine-wasn't even sure I could find the 3 pieces to trace. Just looking at all these tops on the internet from this issue is amazing. Those like you who get it fitted make dozens and plan more such a great basic for cool weather and apparently not picky about the knit type either. I am surprised it has been overlooked as a pattern of the year.
JillyBe said... (1/30/12 2:18 PM) Reply
mssewcrazy the front of the sleeve is the side that is shorter and has a sharper curve near the seam. I often alter my sleeve caps & can tell at a glance which is which, but you can always notch the front with 1 notch, and the back with 2 notches - this is standard in many patterns, & you can make a note that the notches, in this case, don't match up to any notches on the body of the pattern; they're just there to help you know which is which. I just took a look at the pattern & see that this one has one notch in the front; none in the back. HTH :)
RLL said... (1/30/12 9:19 AM) Reply
What a fabulous idea to add the interfacing to the neck for support. All of your versions look great.
mssewcrazy said... (1/30/12 8:08 AM) Reply
Beautiful tops please keep showing them. I have a russian copy and made one muslin which needs changes. Any hints on determining the front and back of the sleeve after tracing? I couldn't tell from looking at it and the russian didn't help along with being a burda newbie. I have a short neck and got my muslin too tall and large in that area so will have to start over with a new trace anyway. Keep em coming - I just love seeing the ones you make hoping I'll succeed in getting the kinks worked out of the fit.
Elizabeth made this said... (2/13/11 4:02 PM) Reply
Such cute fabric! I love this pattern.
JillyBe said... (2/12/11 1:22 PM) Reply
Thank you so much for all the wonderful comments. I'm thrilled that a 29th review could actually be helpful! ;-D I'll take credit for figuring out the bit about sewing just the lower edge of the neck, and for narrowing the sleeve ends...but the sleeve cap & armhole adjustments were simply fitting adjustment tips I found on the web that I just incorporated, and the ribbon tab idea was from Summerset's blog - link added to my review). The teal & black top is definitely my favorite as well! It was the last one I made, where everything fit-wise came together. Plus I love that fun fabric! (It does give off just a tad bit of a Spiderman vibe to me....maybe I can pretend to be a Superhero when I wear it lol. :D
Kathy in NM said... (2/12/11 11:36 AM) Reply
I love the teal top!!! The fabric is great. You have really perfected the fit with the sleeve and turtleneck. Thank you for the link to Kathleen's tutorial about the sleeves. If I pin-out and add-in to my sleeves, they would look very similar to her drawing. I think I'll give this a try on the next one I cut out. I also like your ribbon tab on the back - makes getting dressed in the morning when not quite awake a much easier task!
Heatherrique said... (2/12/11 11:20 AM) Reply
Congratulations on sewing your first Burda Style! All of your tops are uniquely stylish and nice-fitting!
Ericaeli said... (2/12/11 10:40 AM) Reply
Your tops looks great. Thank you for describing all the steps you took to get such a great fit.
JanJanB said... (2/12/11 10:38 AM) Reply
Thank you for the great review. I love how all of your versions turned out.
mssewcrazy said... (2/12/11 8:24 AM) Reply
Thank you so much for a really great review. I found the link to the Fasanella post very thought provoking and your treatment of the pattern sleeve ease wonderful. Your versions are just beautiful on you. This pattern is an ingenious idea for making an easy basic wardrobe piece. I hope I can get the fit worked out to have a tnt pattern to use over and over for cool weather wear. The many reviews are really great and I hope everyone keeps sharing their experience with this one so we can all get a pattern adjusted as great as yours is now.
Sanibelle said... (2/12/11 6:39 AM) Reply
I'm so glad you didn't let the 28 previous reviews keep you from writing one, because it was very much worth it! I've made up this top once so far and appreciate the tips you've added. All four versions look great on you, but I especially love that teal and black print!
Sharonspils said... (2/12/11 2:52 AM) Reply
A great collection of tops and congratulations on your first Burda.
Elke said... (2/12/11 1:09 AM) Reply
They all look great on you!
treefrog said... (2/12/11 0:57 AM) Reply
Great tops. I'll have to check out the tutorial
Christas said... (2/12/11 0:55 AM) Reply
All four versions are absolutely wonderful! Congrats on your first Burda pattern! :-)
Terri A said... (2/12/11 0:20 AM) Reply
Great top! Love all the versions.
becca a said... (2/11/11 11:54 PM) Reply
So many great tees! I love them all.
Barbara V said... (2/11/11 11:52 PM) Reply
All your versions turned out really well and look great on you.
my horse said... (2/11/11 11:13 PM) Reply
You improved on great! Good job and great tops!
Nan Kay said... (2/11/11 10:51 PM) Reply
Your versions look good! This really is a great pattern.
MNBarb said... (2/11/11 10:28 PM) Reply
I sometimes need to see 10 reviews of something before it sinks in so am glad you took the time. Your review was helpful, in general, for Burda Magazine which scares me. I like your T's and am going to look at Kathleen's tutorial since her others have been helpful.
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