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|Reviewed by:||Maree P|| |
|Posted on:||4/20/14 6:58 PM |
Burda Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
|Review Rating:|| Helpful by 1 people Very Helpful by 4 people |
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|Available for sale on PR: $6.71 (See envelope) Click to Buy |
|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.|
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.
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?
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.
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.
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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