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Posted on:4/20/14 6:58 PM
Project Photo:Burda: 7136 by Maree P

Burda: 7136 by Maree P  
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Burda Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 4 people   
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Fabric:Cotton  [See other projects in this fabric]
Last spring I wanted a tuxedo shirt - a crisp white shirt with a bib front - and found this Burda pattern. Burda patterns offer me a great fit. A belated review of this pattern.
Pattern Description:
Blouse. Semi-fitted.
My description - Traditional and Tuxedo shirt versions. It has bust darts and large back darts. Two cuff versions. Two collar versions - traditional and tuxedo. Pocket.
I made Version C- a shirt with a bib pleated insert on the front.
Pattern Sizing:
Sizes 10 to 24. I made a size 10.
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?
On the whole they were fine.
The only caution I would mention is the instructions for the concealed front band; I couldn't follow them and did my own thing. You can just see the concealed placket above.
I constructed the shirt collar and stand, and sleeve placket following David Coffin's Shirtmarking book. For the yoke I use the instructions from the Reader's Digest Guide - the couture method. View of back is above.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Lovely classic style.
The fit is great.
Fabric Used:
White cotton with self stripe from the Fabric Store, New Farm, Brisbane. In retrospect it is a tad too heavy - but I am being fussy by saying that.
Interfacing, Pro-Woven Shirt Crisp fusible - I find this interfacing excellent.
Buttons from my button jar.
I used yellow marking chalk (Clover) for the placement of my buttonholes - it is steadfast despite Nappy San soaking - really annoying - lucky they are concealed.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
1. I did not use the fold over tabs on the collar as I wanted to wear this to work not for evening wear.
2. I used the standard cuffs, there are fold over cuffs included in this pattern as well.
3. No fitting alterations - the fit is straight from the envelope.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I have bought (yet more white) cotton shirting to make Version A.
Conclusion:
This shirt is on weekly rotation in my work wardrobe with black stovepipe pants and flats. I am really happy with it. I look forward to making more versions. A classic shirt pattern that I suspect is overlooked.
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clcruick said...
Your shirt is lovely! You're right: I've overlooked this pattern.
4/20/14 7:19 PM
MrsCharisma said...
Beautiful!! I own this pattern and kept passing it by.
4/20/14 8:55 PM
supizoo said...
This is a beautiful shirt. I too, have overlooked this pattern. Thanks for the review.
4/21/14 0:03 AM
Jrhee said...
Impeccable sewing! Love your blouse!
4/21/14 0:52 AM
Dilliander said...
Beautifully made and such a lovely blouse.
4/21/14 3:45 AM
cocosloft said...
Great shirt! I have view A almost completed and agree with you on all points. A classic shirt, nice details. Looks lovely on you!
4/21/14 7:04 AM
ASiverson said...
Beautiful shirt and the workmanship is superb! TFS!
4/21/14 9:12 AM
FreyaStark said...
A lovely shirt. I like the look of this pattern but haven't tried it yet.
4/22/14 8:01 AM
Jstarr4250 said...
This is simply beautiful. I would never have thought to sew a tux style shirt but you've got me wanting one now!
4/22/14 9:49 PM
MNBarb said...
This pattern has been in my to-do pile for awhile. Thanks for the review. Your shirt is beautiful!
5/24/14 7:30 PM
 
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