Monday, April 16, 2007

Burda 8807 top

Reviewed by:Ann Smith
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Posted on:2/23/04 0:21 AM
Pattern Size:Regular
Project Photo:photo

Pattern Description: Tank type top with 3 variations: plain v neck, ruffled neck, and scarf attached at back neck. I made the plain v neck.

Pattern Sizing: US 10-20

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, except for my sizing alterations.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Very easy and straightforward

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I really liked the way the sleeveless armholes are treated with a bias strip applied, turned and topstitched before sewing the side seam. The neckline is faced instead of bound which worked out just fine although I would prefer a bound neck.

Fabric Used: Micro-fiber crepe.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: Of course I did my usual full bust alteration and lowering of the bust dart. Since the smallest size on this pattern is a 10, I needed to reduce the shoulder seam by 1/2 inch to make it closer to an 8 in the neckline.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I really like this top. It fits very well with the bust dart and shaping. It is cut in slightly at the shoulders which I find flattering. The V neckline seems to be just the right depth. I have other patterns for knits but this is the first one I've found for woven fabrics that fits really well. I will make it again.

Conclusion I definitely recommend it but I think it my be OOP since I don't see it on the Burda website. I haven't had it very long.

The pants are Loes Hinse Cruise Pant to which I added a band and ties at the hem. This was an improvisation because I accidentally cut the pant legs about an inch short. I debated making them cropped or adding a cuff. I thought it would be fun to try this trendy tie for awhile, then I will probably cut it off and do the cuff.

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