Sunday, February 25, 2018

Burda 02/2018 #107


I expect we'll see a lot of this pattern. It's quick and easy and fun. It looks far more complicated than it is...lots of bang for the buck.

This pattern is worth going for a wearable muslin. I love this print - LOVE. But this is one of those ITYs that feels...something. It's not completely icky but I don't think I'll be able to wear it once the weather warms up. But the pattern pieces are so oddly shaped that going through it once when there's less at stake is worth it, IMO.


Once you get the lay of the land though, it's a quick zip through the serger if you have one; otherwise it's a front and back seam then the side seams (which include the sleeve seam). Hems (I used the coverstitch) and done. When you put it on, the twists just happen! It's awesome!!


The neckline doesn't sit wide on me but I have narrow shoulders. It wants to roll in almost like a shallow cowl. I'm okay with that.

I used a size 42. I didn't reduce the neckline because I wasn't 100% sure where the neckline was! LOL! I also need a to add space to the sleeve. In a fabric with less give than ITY they may be unwearable. I'll add 1/2" to 3/4".  I didn't add any hem allowance to the bottom or sleeves and hemmed at 5/8".


I also really like this length on me. I put this on for pics and didn't want to take this outfit off! Fabric is from Fabric Mart purchased ages ago. I had 2 yards and had a decent chunk leftover. BUT the pattern pieces are large and oddly shaped so you want to make sure you have enough.

I'm pretty wild (har, har) about the cut-on sleeve. It's one of my favorite styles!!


 Love. Love. Love.

My coat is in progress!




19 comments:

  1. To me this top is so you. It's a challenge with a surprise ending - something you'd like!

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    1. Thank you! I *love* surprises. Lol!!!

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  2. I've been waiting for someone to make this pattern since the Burda pictures are terrible as usual. This looks great! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Crazy crazy Burda!

      Thanks. There are already 3 other reviews on PR and a couple more in the wild. I was thinking of using a stripe for another version too.

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  3. Ok, you’ve talked me into it! It looks great on you, by the way.

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  4. The whole outfit looks great and that top pattern is so crazy and fun isn't it? I made a quick muslin of this last week and will be making the real thing this week, well maybe today even. I had to drape the pieces on my dressform to understand the first two seams to be sewn, but it is so fast to make once you are past the initial confusion!

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    1. Omg SAME! I had to put it on the form to figure it out. But then it was easy breezy.

      Can’t wait to see yours!

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  5. This top looks so cute on you! I really like the way it twists!

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    1. Thanks Vanessa! I like cool features that require no extra work on my part :-p

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  6. Oh what a fabulous pattern - I love the outcome! It looks bang on :)

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  7. Love that you keep the challenge every month!i can't skip a day without checking your blog.. i am also planning to do this piece <3

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  8. I've been seeing versions of this top popping in my feed lately, and I absolutely LOVE your super cute top! It wasn't on the queue before, but think it is now. :)

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  9. Cute and I love your hair style too ... FIESTA :)

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  10. What is Burda's number for this pattern? I didn't see it on their site, or maybe I couldn't tell from the pictures. LOVE this pattern. And you have a lovely smile!

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