Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Burda 8217 knit top with stripes

10/8/06 7:44 PM
Pattern Size:Regular
Project Photo:photo
Pattern Photo:Burda 8217
Burda Pattern Information
Pattern Rating:Easy to sew
See other patterns in this category:Top
Available for sale on PR: Yes

Pattern Description: This is a tee shirt with a difference. Designed for jersey or fine knits with 2 way stretch and described by Burda as close-fitting. Great for a stripe as you can see from the different suggestions drawn on the pattern envelope.

Pattern Sizing: Sizes 10 through 22 included in one envelope. I cut a size 12 at the shoulders and armhole and a size 16 at the sides. I shortened the sleeve 2 inches which is a normal alteration for me.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes although mine doesn't appear to be as low cut in the front. It is close fitting through the shoulders and upper arms. If I had cut my normal size 10 it may have been too snug. Here is the back.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Very easy. This is a simple, straight forward garment. The instructions are more complete than often found in Burda, including the suggestion to use a twin needle for the hems and a serger for the seams. I used my coverstitch on the hems.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the diagonal stripes and also the fact that the v-neck is cut on the straight grain so there is less problem with stretching. I also like the vees at the hem-line. Here is another view. Nothing to dislike.

Fabric Used: A thin, almost sheer stripe that has been in my stash for 25 years or so. It was a remnant to start with, costing very little. I think it may be partially wool but not entirely or the moths would have devoured it years ago.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: None.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I definitely recommend this and hope to sew it again soon.

Conclusion A quick and easy top with a little extra pizzaz.


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