BurdaStyle 4/2011-118

I thought this shirt was so cool when I saw it in my April Burda.  I also had some tie-dye interlock in my stash.


Sad to say, but this is the first time I had traced a pattern from the “new-and-improved” pattern sheets.  GAGS and GAH!!!  Never again!  Good lord, surely I’m not the only one who can’t see well enough to trace a single line from those horrible pattern sheets?  This pattern only had 4 pattern pieces, but still…it was really difficult to see the lines to trace….sheesh…needless to say, I’m letting my subscription lapse.  Anyway….enough ranting. 

I (with difficulty) traced the pattern for both dress and shirt at once, so I cut out and made the dress version first (pattern #119):


My dress version:

sewing 187

on me (please excuse crappy night time shots):

sewing 190

sewing 192

I really like this!  It’s a very easy pattern to put together.  The upper and lower front and back are cut on the fold, sewn together, and the neck is simply folded under and stitched.  I like the big bunchy sleeves, and the seaming across the front.  I’m personally not a big fan of boat-necks, and this is definitely a boat-neck style, so keep that in mind.  The lower dress  is very slim-fitting.  No long strides are to be taken in this dress!  This is really a nice silhouette.  I could see this being made up in a drapey sweater knit, perfect for Winter.

I know I’ll get more wear out of this as a top, so I off comes the bottom:

sewing 195

I think maybe I’ll add a hem band around the bottom, to make it more like a sweat shirt.  This fabric is a very thick and cozy interlock knit from vogue fabrics.  This is a great pattern, if you can get past the cross-eyed, cuss-word tracing.  If you’re used to it and don’t mind, then you are blessed with more patience than I, LOL!

    • MaryMM
    • September 2nd, 2011

    Love it in this fabric. The dress would be wonderful in winter with boots.

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