This was my first time sewing a Burda pattern. I wish I looked at them earlier. I always assumed you had to add the seam allowances but I was mistaken – that’s only the magazine patterns. They have a lot of more modern styles so I’ll definitely make more.
Don’t mind the crappy mirror pictures. I made this about 3 weeks ago right up until the hem. I finished the hem today and since I doubt I’ll wear this much, I couldn’t be bothered to set up the tripod.
This is a super easy pattern that should go together quickly. Even so, I totally flubbed the neck so it looks like crap – so much so that I probably won’t wear this blouse out and about too much. It won’t lie flat and is all bumpy. Totally homemade looking. Also, I read a lot of reviews saying the neckline was really high and they were right. I took an inch off the front and it’s still high.
Flowy arms! The pattern is interesting – there are no shoulder seams; it’s all one piece that you sew up the side.
I like this style in theory but I’m not sure (even if I sewed the neck properly) that it is flattering on me. I think it would look better with someone that is larger in the bust than hips. Proportionally, I’m the opposite. boo hoo.
I used a double needle for the arm and bottom hems. I know they make a slight ridge on knits but this looks excessive. Is there any way to correct that?
I’m not sure what’s up next. I’d like to sew some colorful blouses that I can start wearing now and into spring. Considering how long it takes me to finish a project, I need to plan ahead!