Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Burda WOF 8/2006 113 Wrap Top

10/11/06 2:50 AM
Last Updated:10/11/06 3:00 AM
Pattern Size:Regular
Project Photo:photo
Pattern Photo:

Pattern Information provided by Ann Smith

Pattern Rating:I would definitely sew this pattern again

Pattern Description: This is described as "easy to sew yet looks superbly sophisticated due to its cleverly wrapped style." Also "make in the morning - wear in the afternoon." It is indeed quick and easy.

Pattern Sizing: Burda sizes 34 - 42 which correspond with American sizing 8 - 16. I made size 40 (14). I'm not sure why I did this because I usually make an 8 or 10 in the shoulders with a FBA. I think I was feeling lazy as I considered this throw away fabric. Next time I sew this I will do what I should have done as this is a bit large across the shoulders. This makes it a little fussy to adjust the collar. Edit on 5/4/07: Just realized size 14 is the British sizing. Size 40 is equal to American pattern size 10.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes except it fits the model's shoulders better. Also note that the sleeves are pushed up to 3/4 length in the photo. They are really long sleeves.

Were the instructions easy to follow? I think they are fine. This is very easy to construct.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the "cleverly wrapped style." The collar and ties take a bit of adjusting to get them just so. I think if it were smaller at the neckline that would be less of an issue.

Fabric Used: Very inexpensive semi-sheer sweater knit, probably acrylic. Here is another view from the magazine in a more similar fabric.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: None. Next time I will shorten the ties around 8 inches so that I can tie it in the back. They are quite long and really hang down to long in the back as is. Here it is with the ties wrapped around the back.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I plan to sew this again in a smooth jersey which I think will be more flattering. I definitely recommend it.

Conclusion A great top.

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