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|BurdaStyle Magazine: 02-2013-127 (Top) - Type:Tops |
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|Pattern Rating:||Great Wardrobe Builder |
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|Fabric:||Cotton Jersey [See other projects in this fabric]|
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Jersey top with gathered raglan sleeves. Long length with extra-long sleeves.
34-42. I cut the 42, but did a dartless FBA, and graded out slightly at the waist and hips.
Lightweight jersey, I think it's possibly a cotton mix, but I can't remember - or where I bought it from either!
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes. But more animal-printy. And with a bra.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Fairly straightforward, although this is a relatively simple pattern. I have to admit I didn't read them properly before starting, so made a small boo-boo: the sleeve hem is supposed to be 7cm so you get a nice long cuff with the extra long sleeves. I didn't notice this and only added 2.5cm, although it doesn't make much difference on such a busy print.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The gathers along the raglan sleeve seam are very pretty and flattering, and I really like the extra long sleeves. The body itself is very very long... It does look quite attractive as it drapes though, so I think I may add some little tabs or elastic to keep the sides gathered at the bottom.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
As mentioned, I made a dartless FBA (using this method). I would give you the exact measurements, but I just sort of eyeballed it... I added about 1.2cm in width, and 2.5cm in length. I added a CB seam as with my "large high hip" (read, "big bum") I need to add fullness towards the middle to avoid the fabric either pooling or pulling. Other than that, I just added a little width at the waist and hip as, even allowing for a little bit of negative ease in a stretch fabric, the measurements for a 42 (the largest size given) would be a little tight.
I didn't like the suggested finishing for the neckline (they have you bind it), I finished it with a T-shirt style band, stitching the CB seam last. There is a tutorial here on how to easily do this sort of finish (step four in that link).
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
This is a great T-shirt pattern: basic enough to be used as a wardrobe builder but the gathers on the raglan sleeves add a little extra individuality and femininity. It's pretty straightforward and quick to sew (I made it in an afternoon), and I would definitely recommend it to others. I will probably sew another version (or two or three) as it will make a great quick and easy project between other more complicated ones.
I'm very pleased with this top. I love the fit of it, and it's a really useful addition to my wardrobe (I'm wearing it here with my self-drafted jeans skirt).
I made this as my February garment for my Burda challenge (at least one garment from each month's Burda this year). There are more pictures of this top and some more details on my blog.
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