Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Burda Does It Again

Can I just say that I love Burda patterns. The patterns seem to be so well drafted, all the pieces fit together so nicely. So far I have found the fit to be great on me. When ever I sew a knit top with one of the big 4 pattern companies it always seems to gape at the back neck line. I'm new to sewing and so not always exactly sure of the alteration to make. I have found with Burda I do not seem to have this problem. I have a subscription to the Burda World Of Fashion magazine and I love all the patterns each month, but as I said I'm new to sewing and so not always sure I can follow the directions in the magazine. So I thought I would try one of their envelope patterns because it would be much easier to follow the instructions.

Pattern Description:
Burda 7828

Close fitting dress, shirt. Burda calls it a shirt I would call it a top.

Pattern Sizing: 34-44 I sewed the size 38 which is the same as a size twelve.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes except I sewed the wrap over into the lower front seam.

Were the instructions easy to follow? They were very easy to follow. Burda,s paper patterns come with pictures and clear instructions. They are not at all like the Burda World Of Fashion magazine instructions which can be a little vague to say the least.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love this pattern. Burda does it again with a great fitting top right out of the envelope. It was quick and easy sewing with the help of my serger.

Fabric Used: ITY knit from fabric.com

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: No Alterations needed on this Pattern. The only design change I make was to sew the wrap over part of the top into the seam where the bodice and the lower front are sewn together. (hope that made sense)

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? This is the second time I have made this pattern. I'm also sewing the dress version so yes I would definitely recommend it to others.

Conclusion: Great pattern. Quick and easy to make with nice results.

1 comment:

  1. Nice top. Saw your review at Pattern Review. I like Burda patterns as well. Lovely fabric.


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