|BurdaStyle Magazine: 02-2013-127 (Top) - Type:Tops |
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|Fabric:||Viscose Jersey [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: A long sleeved, jersey top with ruched, raglan arms.|
Pattern Sizing: Multisized, I sewed a 42.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes. You hardly need instructions. This pattern has three pieces plus a neck band.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked that it was quick and easy to sew. It is long, almost tunic length; so no gap between my tshirt and my jeans. The arm detail is unique and elegant.
Fabric Used: A cotton/viscose jersey with lycra.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I sewed a straight 42. This was fine for my arms and the trunk of my body, but it was too loose in the shoulders. I usually need a 40 in Burda knit tops, but I thought a 42 would be OK because the sleeves were raglan. Wrong! You need the shoulders to fit snuggly so that the ruching looks good.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I plan to try again. I really like the style and it was so simple to sew up that I am keen to have another go at it. I will try a heavier jersey this time as well as sewing a smaller size in the shoulders.
Conclusion: This is a great top. Easy enough for a beginner to tackle but still with a lot of style. And easy to wear as well. I had trouble uploading pictures today. You can see more on my blog.