|Burda: 9491 (Jumpsuit, pants, shirt) - Type:Kids(boys & girls) |
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|Posted on:||6/29/13 11:51 PM |
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Burda Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
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|Fabric:||Voile [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: Kids' shorts, button-down shirt and jumpsuit (with shorts and button-down front)|
Pattern Sizing: Ages 3-8
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Pretty much
Were the instructions easy to follow? They weren't too bad, but they were a bit sparse. At times I felt like I was deciphering something that eluded me. For the most part, though, I've done all of the techniques before and could figure them out.
It did seem like a few things were missing. At one point, they tell you to attach buttons and make buttonholes for view B (the shirt), but they never tell you do to it for view A. I just did it at the end.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? It's such a cute pattern and I really wanted to like it. However, it just didn't work out all that well. I'm not sure if it was graded oddly, but there were parts that didn't fit at all. For example, they have you do pintucks in a rectangular shape, from which you then cut the two front panels for the shirt part (or jumpsuit part, which is what I made). However, if your pintucks are even slightly larger (which mine were), the shape you have to cut out ends up significantly larger than the pintucked rectangle, so you don't have enough fabric to actually cut out the shapes.. I had to take out three rows of pintucks (out of 8) from each rectangle before I could get it to fit.
Once I did get the shapes cut out and tried to attach them to the rest of the front pieces, I found that the pintucked pieces stuck out really far past where the front band would attach to the front pieces, to the point where I had to chop off some of it to get it to match up. This affected the standing collar and (I believe) the fit of the garment as a whole.
In addition, the attachment of the sleeves was beyond me. I tried to fit them in correctly, but they just didn't go in to the opening and line up right. They have you make your own bias tape and do the rest of the sleeve opening (that is not attached to the cap sleeves) with it, but my "rest of the opening" ended up only being about 1" in total. I gave up and made it into a sleeveless jumpsuit.
Beyond that, the fit was really off. My daughter is not yet 8 and fits a size 8 in most of the Big 4 patterns. I made the 8 and added a full inch to the length below the waistband, and it still is really, really tight on her. She does have broad shoulders and there was that issue with the front, but even without these issues I'm not sure it would really fit her width-wise either.
Fabric Used: I used the remnants of a cotton voile that I had used to make myself a dress. I did get a kick out of making a stand collar for her (which is what the dress has as well), and she really wanted to match me. I ended up using 5 buttons from a family member, which looked really cute.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: See above. Namely, lengthened below the waist by 1", left off cap sleeves and bias binding.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I told my youngest I'd make it and I'm dreading it. I do like the design and if she fit it better, I'd feel happier about the whole thing. It really ended up being very frustrating and so many things went wrong, so I'll make it for the youngest and then probably not make it again.
Conclusion: Like eating an entire bag of chocolate, this pattern is nice in theory but not in practice.
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