|Pattern Description: |
This tank top is from a 2004 Burda special issue that I bought online (E772, Blusen Röcke Hosen i.e. Tops, Skirts, and Pants). Here's pattern #714 in the magazine.
36-44. I graded down to a 34 for a slimmer fit.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
More or less. I left off the stripes and letters across the front.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
No idea, they're in German.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Likes: It's easy, doesn't take much fabric, has bust darts. Dislikes: The neckline gapes in the front. (This is more obvious in real life than in the photo.) And I still haven't figured out how to get a nice hem on a knit.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Like I said above, I graded down a size because the 36 still would have had more ease than I wanted. I also lowered the bust darts.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I don't know; I'd have to fix the neckline gaping. Plus I hardly ever wear tank tops; I only made this to use up leftover fabric. If anyone else happens to have this special issue, I would recommend this as a nice basic tank top pattern, but it may take more than one try to get the fit right.
This is my first entry into the UFO contest. I cut it out about a year ago, when I was making PJ pants out of this fabric and trying to use up all the leftovers. It wasn't a project I was particularly interested in, so the pieces got tossed in a basket. I'm glad it's done, and it gave me a chance to practice some techniques on knits, such as the bound neckline. However, the fit and the hem have problems, and I didn't pay attention to pattern placement when I was cutting, so this top will only be worn around the house.