|Burda: 7742 (Misses Shirt) - Type:Tops |
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|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
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|Available for sale on PR: $6.71 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Rayon Jersey [See other projects in this fabric]|
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None provided on the envelope. Here's my translation from the French website of Burda Style: "A form fitting top ideal for skirts and slacks. The top comes in a choice of long sleeves with gathered sleeve heads or sleeveless. The sleeveless has an option for back enclosures. For the neckline, you have a choice of a turtleneck or a round neckline..." The patterns calls for the use of 2-way stretch knits.
Misses' 36 38 40 42 44 46. I sewed a "40".
Something to be aware of are the 2" hem at the lower edge of the top and at the lower edge of the sleeves. After my typical petite adjustments and the 2" hem, I found the top still exorbitantly long, which did not work well with its form-fitting or body hugging style on me. I used a belt to interrupt the length or to add some aesthetic balance.
A rayon jersey from EOS.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes. This is the first time that I tried a Burda "Young Fashion". I should have gone up a size from my typical Burda "40" to a "42" at the bust and sides for this pattern due to it being more fitted. I did not decrease to a "38" at the neck and shoulders as I usually do with standard Burda Style magazine patterns.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, especially with the helpful diagrams that accompany each step. Although I did not use them after sewing a Burda Style turtleneck from the September 2012 issue, the directions of Burda patterns from the envelopes are usually better than the very brief or less explicit directions encountered in the Burda Style magazines.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked the simplicity of construction with only 4 pattern pieces: the front, back, sleeve, and turtleneck piece (rectangular). I also liked the depth of the turtleneck, neither constrictive nor low enough to qualify to be a "cowl". MNBarb's description in her review is much better: "It's somewhere between chokey and cowl." The neckline would seem simple to adjust to make it look more like a standard turtleneck.
The only thing that I least liked is the sizing does not seem to correlate with misses' Burda. Going up a size or two would have seemed to work better for me.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
*My typical 1" petite adjustment at the waistline.
*Due to a fabric deficit, I shortened the sleeves 5 1/2", which landed nearly an inch above my wrists. To give you an idea of the sleeve length, if I had used the original length of the sleeves and the 2" inch hem, I estimate that the resulting length would surpass my wrists by an inch.
*I sewed in the sleeve heads to armscyes flat (before stitching side seams) instead of "setting them in".
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes due to its comfort, versatility of style, and its simple construction. I definitely recommend this pattern for the same reasons.
This pattern is a nice staple of any wardrobe. Maybe that is one reason why it has been around for several years.
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