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|BurdaStyle Magazine: 12-2007-123 (Pullover Woven Top) - Type:Tops |
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Misses tunic has button vents on side and standing collar.
I used the pattern as a base for developing a pullover woven top. The finished product bears little resemblance to the original.
A home dec remnant from ScrapDC, $1.50, trimmed with bias tape, also from ScrapDC for $.50.
Total cost, including magazine subscription amortization: under $5.
Time to Make:
I was working on the pattern here, so spent a fair amount of time drafting, fitting, and tweaking. All in all, I probably put about 8 hours into this iteration.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I have been wanting a basic pullover woven tank/top with some waist shaping so that it does not require a belt. This was a good place to start.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope?
No, but that was not my objective.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
-Small bust, broad back, and swayback adjustments
-I didn't have much length for a hem allowance on the sleeves, so I did a narrow hand hem.
-For the lower hem I used a machine blind stitch.
I found the lower hem the most difficult part of the whole top! The long back darts meant that the lower edge was too wide to be folded up. I had to put mirror darts into the hem allowance before I could get the hem to sit smoothly.& I would like to figure out a way to make the hem easier on later editions. I might need to use a hem facing.
-I finished the neckline with vintage(?) bias tape. The tape was folded so that one edge is longer than the other. Maybe all commercial bias tape is still done like that--I haven't bought bias tape in forever because I make my own. Because of the fold, I could sew with confidence right at the edge of the shorter side, knowing the longer side underneath the garment would catch.
I used my blind hem foot and clicked the needle to the right. I ran the shield thingy (don't know the actual name of the metal part) along the fold, and had the needle to the right of the shield to catch the tape.
I would normally do a double-fold bias tape finish in a two-step process, but with the fold of this I was able to stitch it in one for a nice finish.
I have been so thrilled with my TNT t-shirt draft that I've been wanting the same for a woven pullover top. I have made many Simplicity 2938 tank tops, but (1) a recent attempt to add sleeves to the pattern was a disaster, and (2) I don't always want the front pleat detail or the front princess seams to break up a print.
Now I'm eager to find ways to chop up and reassemble the pattern! Any suggestions for tops that start with a woven pullover base?
All photos are here and the blog post is here.
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